Elvis the Elf: Day 1-the introduction 

Happy 1st December everyone,  Today is National Elf on a Shelf Day…well maybe not officially a national day but if you’ve been on social media it is pretty much everywhere. I love Elf on a Shelf but probably not in the way a lot of others do it. For us it’s not a bargaining chip…

Baking with kids vs baking, with kids!

There’s two ways to read this posts title. ‘Baking with kids’ yey, what a fun family day we’ll spend together. Then, there’s ‘baking, with kids’. The comma gives it that little bit of dread. As if ‘the kids’ comes loaded with potential threats. Now, I love seeing the cute posts about children baking with their…

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…

A BIG update! The wait is finally over…

Hi, apologies that I’ve been quiet the last couple of days but we have had some unexpected (kinda) news that I wasn’t quite prepared for. For those who are new to our blog you can read about our journey by following the links at the bottom of this blog. The basic story is… J was…

Blogtober 2017: Goals – J’s gymnastics.

Today’s Blogtober prompt is ‘goals’ so I thought I’d talk about J’s gymnastic sessions. I started J at a gymnastics toddler group as soon as he was stable on his feet. The goal is simple…develop his gross motor skills (so all the big movements and muscles in his body). J has always been a ‘clumsy’…

Blogtober 2017: All About Us…

Hi, welcome to October. How fast is this year going?! This month we have linked with some amazing blogs to share all about our lives throughout October. I will be doing a Blogtober post every Friday throughout October so I hope you’ll check back.  Today is All About Us… I always feel like I’m either…

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…