A day out for £2 in Suffolk…

As those who have read my previous ‘out and about’ blog posts I always aim to live on budget. Having children isn’t cheap…having a child with additional needs can add to day to day costs (I won’t tell you how much J’s PECS resources cost, you may pass out). So if I can save a…

Dealing with Sensory overload…at a party.

J has difficulties with auditory based sensory stimulus as well as balance and textures. Today J (and I) had his tolerance levels well and truelly tested. Today was J’s first party (non family based). It was his friend from preschools birthday. It’s a lovely family that I’ve known for many years through work, and then…

J’s first dentist visit…

Today was a day I have been dreading for a while. J’s first dentist visit! A) I REALLY don’t like going to the dentists B) I didn’t know how J would take to it all. So, I started to talking to J about his teeth and how we would be seeing a dentist who will…

J’s guide to moving into a big boy bed…

J is 2 and a half (where did that time go) and we finally felt ready for him to move into a big boy bed. I had several reasons/excuses to keep him in his cot so long ranging from the room not being ‘J proofed’ enough to the fact J was happy and never made…

J’s shopping trip…a speech and play skills activity. 

We have been busy building J’s play skills lately to help him with pretend play. J has a very ‘real life’ attitude to pretend play and the concept of pretending is still in practice (e.g. The day he gave me a cup and I asked ‘ohhh what is it?’ Expecting milk/water/juice to be the reply…Instead…

Thank goodness for First Aid training…

Thank goodness for my St John Ambulance training…this evening J was finding the outside world challenging. We had gone out to eat and J was struggling. There were vehicles in the play area, which is a bigger trigger for him and when someone moved one from out of his line it set of a chain…