Sensory play and loose parts provide children a beautiful invitation to create, encourage imagination through play and the development of fine motor skills. The possibilities are endless! While using dough and loose parts together, children will: Use different senses Problem Solve Work on their fine motor skills while picking up small items, and by pinching, … More Benefits of Sensory Play
Martial arts cover a broad range of activities that involve fighting techniques, physical exercises, and mental discipline. Martial arts originated in the ancient cultures of Asia, and are used today around the world for self-defense, exercise, health, spiritual growth, and athletic competition. The importance of breathing Martial artists use their breath to quiet their nerves, … More The benefits of Martial Arts
Children and adults with conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), often experience sensory overload, anxiety, restlessness, and chronic stress, which result in meltdowns, irregular sleeping patterns and poor attention spans. Partly, its due to their difficulty to filter background noises, and their poor ability … More The benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for ASD, ADHD, SPD
Ever since Jay was a baby I knew my boy was special. Baby boy had energy like no other, he chewed and bit EVERYTHING, broke all his toys, and always had the need to touch and be touched. I never mind any of it, I enjoyed and loved every stage and every phase but I’m … More The road to discovering SPD
Sensory processing disorder is a condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes in through the senses and turning the information into appropriate motor and behavioral responses. Whether you are biting into a sandwich, riding a bike, or reading a book, your completion of the activity requires accurate processing of sensation. Sensory … More What is SPD?
The intention behind this activity is to strengthen the child’s fine motor skills by punching the correct number of holes out with a hole puncher. My big guy is learning how to count by 5’s so I added pipe cleaners over the numbers to introduce the formation of new numbers through his senses. Here’s what … More DIY Math Egg Cracking Easter Activity
We brought out our Abc See, Hear, Do book by Stefanie Hohl to practice letter sounds and phonemic awareness. We didn’t plan on putting our fine motor skills to work but we did by putting those stubborn Easter eggs together. This activity focuses on letter names, sounds and upper and lower case letter recognition. The … More Easter Literacy Activity