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SIMPLE SENSORY STRATEGIES FOR THE SENSITIVE CHILD

Each person has a sensory threshold. That is, there is only so much sensory input that one can handle before one feels overwhelmed and out of control. The lower one’s threshold is, the quicker one gets overwhelmed by their environment. The child with lower thresholds is either sensitive to sensory input or avoidant of sensory [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|Blog general, Education blog|0 Comments

Easy tips for happy holidays

Summer is here and schools are out, and every one is ready to have a summer holiday. At this time of the year, most people are ready to shut the door on the year that has been. All I have heard over the last few days (from myself as well!) is how people are just hanging [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Education blog, General Blog|0 Comments

Reducing Teacher Stress and Burnout

With just over 8 weeks to go to the end of the school year, teachers are heading into a very stressful and emotional time. Teacher burnout, which happens due to stress and mental fatigue happening more often than not, hits many teachers yearly. Stress and burnout drain the very joy and essence of teaching, and [...]

By | October 7th, 2016|Education blog|0 Comments

Strategies for calm and focused classrooms

The ability to remain focused on a particular activity for a required amount of time is no mean feat. Classrooms especially are busy and noisy environments, which lead to many distractions.   Stuart Shanker (a research professor at York University, Toronto) firmly believes that Canadian children do not know what being calm feels like and [...]

By | August 30th, 2016|Education blog, General Blog|0 Comments

Sensory Play for Pre-Schoolers

There is a huge amount of emphasis on the notion that young children “learn with all their senses”. The reality of our schooling system is that we don’t often provide opportunities for children to engage in free play, nor do we give them enough intentional opportunities to actively use their senses as they explore the [...]

By | July 28th, 2016|Education blog, General Blog|0 Comments

The beach: Sensory haven or nightmare?

The blowing wind and sea sand... stimulate the touch sensors The sound of the sea, waves and people... stimulate the hearing sensors The smells of the sea, suntan lotion, kelp... stimulate the smell sensors Put this all together for a sensory root (the super-sensitive souls in our lives)... The result... sensory overload, crying, whining, tantrums... [...]

By | May 20th, 2016|Education blog|0 Comments

Reducing sensory overload for moms, babies and toddlers

For mothers with small babies: * Rest when your baby sleeps. You need it, deserve it and will be a better mother as a result!* Take time out to de-stress: read, watch a movie, shop, go for a massage, etc. And do not feel guilty; raising children is a demanding task, you need and deserve [...]

By | May 20th, 2016|Education blog|0 Comments

Boosting your child’s motor development and learning

Children learn through movement and experiencing their worlds in a three dimensional format.  Movement is the most important building block for learning, concentration, language and academic skills. Please, please, please send your children outside as much as possible for play. Our children are movement deprived with a range of secondary health and learning issues. Although [...]

By | May 20th, 2016|Education blog|0 Comments

Tips for improving your child’s concentration

Eye contact If you need your child’s attention, look him/her in the eyes and give the necessary instruction when you are sure you have his/her attention. You will be far more successful in getting the outcome you want.  Ask them to repear the instructions to ensure they have listened to you. Move Movement is one [...]

By | May 20th, 2016|Education blog|0 Comments

Sensory activities for learning and fun

Limit TV or computer time.  It is passive visual learning only and impact on our children’s learning and development. olidays. I got a great idea from a friend last week; my 8-year old play station time is matched with reading. For every book that he reads and writes or draw a short version of the [...]

By | May 20th, 2016|Education blog|0 Comments