Blog Tag: sensory friendly

Group of children and adult on a rollercoaster at a sensory-friendly theme park.

Make Your Theme Park Sensory-Friendly

Visiting theme parks is a popular family activity. Theme parks are also unique tourist attractions. But did you know that many families avoid them? The movement of rides, bright lights, and all the sounds and noises, and crowds of people make theme parks sensory-rich. For families with children who have sensory sensitivities, (or adults themselves)

A mother and a daughter enjoying their time with parrots at a sensory-friendly zoo.

Create a Sensory-Friendly Zoo Experience

Visits to the zoo are definitely a sensory experience. With animals of all types, in addition to human visitors, zoos are sensory-rich environments. There are plenty of sights, sounds, and smells! In fact, zoos offer new experiences for each of your eight senses. However, for visitors who experience sensory sensitivities or sensory overload, the zoo

Young family laying in a tent at a sensory-friendly campsite.

How to Create A Sensory-Friendly Campsite

For many families, camping is a yearly traditional event. Camping is a way for families to travel and spend quality time in nature together. Additionally, for many families, camping is a financially accessible way to go on a relaxing vacation. However, for families that have a family member with sensory sensitivities, camping is not a

Staff in a sensory-friendly meeting sitting at a conference table.

Make In-Person Meetings Sensory-Friendly

Have you been looking forward to returning to in-person meetings? Maybe you want to avoid them? Returning to in-person meetings after a long period of working from home can be a challenge. That is true even for people who miss being in-person. Shifting from working from home, to hybrid work, or full-time in person is

Crowd of people attending a concert at a sensory-friendly arena.

Make Your Arena or Stadium Sensory-Friendly

Arenas or stadiums are common spaces to host exciting events such as sports games or concerts. Typically, these buildings are extremely large and can fit hundreds or even thousands of people. As a result, these environments tend to be very sensory-rich. Therefore, many people, including families with children who have sensory sensitivities are not able

Young boy sleeping in bed with weighted blanket.

How to Pick a Weighted Blanket

Thinking about buying a weighted blanket? Wondering if they really work? Maybe you are trying to chose one for yourself, or your child? Read on to learn about blankets with added or a heavier weight. Most importantly, read about heavier blanket safety, which is rarely talked about. You will also learn how heavy a blanket

Group of people dancing at a sensory-friendly music festival.

How to Make a Music Festival Sensory-Friendly

Music festivals are fun, often outdoor events. They involve the local community and visitors, enjoying music from special guests over a series of hours or days. Music can be anything from classical to country to rock and roll! Depending on the size of the event, they may include food vendors, rides, and other attractions. These

Small family wearing traditional Indian outfits with statue of Ganesha behind them.

Strategies for a Sensory-Friendly Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival celebrated to honour the birth of Lord Ganesha. This is a celebration that is widely celebrated in India and by the Hindu diaspora around the world. During this day, Hindus visit the temple to pray and pay their respect to Lord Ganesha. Temples hold a special prayer where devotees

Adult and a child wearing cultural outfits sitting on the grass, playing with flowers.

Five Ways to Make Your Onam Celebration Sensory-Friendly

Onam is an important festival that is celebrated in Kerala, India. It is celebrated by all the Malayalees. It is known as the harvest festival and lasts for ten days. Each day consists of different traditional activities. This festival reflects the tradition and culture of Kerala. Although Onam is a Hindu festival, other religions have

Two parents and daughters lighting an oil lamp with Indian traditional outfits on at a sensory-friendly Diwali celebration.

Simple Strategies for a Sensory-Friendly Diwali Celebration

Diwali is commonly known as the festival of lights or celebration of lights. Diwali is seen as a victory of light over darkness. It is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists. People celebrate Diwali by lighting number of clay lamps around their home. In addition, a Diwali celebration also consists of prayers, fireworks,

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