World Kindness Day: a big thank you & a chance to get involved.

Today is World Kindness Day. It amazes me how it seems like every day is ‘world something day’ or ‘save the world sunday’. Most of them I don’t really pay attention to unless they somehow affect me or my family. However World Kindness Day is a great one to celebration. Earlier this year I did…

Tips for surviving fireworks with a child with Autism…

Last year J was having nothing to do with the whole fireworks celebrations. We had to leave last years display after a few minutes as J was really struggling. Back then we didn’t know J had Autism (although I had an inkling) so I just thought he didn’t like it in general.  This year I…

Our Halloween Day of Fun 2017

Well our Halloween went slightly different to my original plan. J became poorly yesterday and still poorly today. So trick or treating was out the question. Instead we had fun indoors from the sofa! I had made a ‘Halloween Box’ full of bits to do over the day. Despite J being under the weather we…

Our Halloween Sensory Tub Ideas…

Woohoo, Halloween is not far away now and I am excited to explore it with J. This year J is not far from his 3rd birthday so he’s been getting a bit more into the Halloween spirit when seeing things in the shops, TV shows with Halloween theme etc. I don’t think he quite ‘gets…

Halloween with speech and communication difficulties…

Last year J went trick or treating for the first time (with family). He loved knocking on doors as he was REALLY into doors at that stage. He would knock on them, then want to shut the door as soon as it was opened. His cousin did all the talking. Luckily J was 1 and…

Autumn fun: exploring the woodlands (home learning)

I am usually starting to get grumpy now as the sun disappears and the cold sets in. I refuse to turn my heating on yet as that would be me admitting that summer has truelly gone. But I will say that Autumn has its advantages. I wrote a blog with all the adventures we plan…

Understanding the World…learning about the natural world. 

Children with speech and language issues, and those with sensory issues can often struggle with understanding about the world around them. In the Early Years Foundstion Stage, which is the educational framework followed from 0-5 year olds, learning about the environment around them is a specific area of learning. It might not seem important to…