iPads are helping children with special educational needs in school

iPads are aiding children with unique educational demands in school
New research has shown that iPads and their apps have actually been dramatically encouraging and assisting youngsters with unique educational requirements in the classroom. Many youngsters have actually had their lives revolutionised in just a couple of weeks of operating with iPads in healing settings and research from the States is slowly filtering over to us in the UK.

There are hundreds of apps designed for children and also for kids with additi …

Ipad apps for childrren with special needs

Charity Events Calendar: Netbuddy Launches 2013 Special Needs Awareness Calendar

Charity Events Calendar and Big days in 2013
Netbuddy Launches 2013 Special Necessities Recognition Calendar

Marking the occasions which matter to you or your child is vital and different of the diseases and impairments out there are marked by a recognition week or day. These events are made to make additional individuals informed of a certain ailment along with rounding up considerably required funding for study and assisting …

Special Needs calender

Festive Christmas Apps for Kids

Festive Christmas Apps for Children

As December is after us, it’s time to look towards X-mas and Flo Longhorn, a multi sensory education and learning professional has gathered with each other some of the very best festive iPad apps around. Right here we’re having a close look at the several of the list.
Sleeps to X-mas – A fab and enjoyable Christmas countdown! Every second to Christmas day is served for and it’s animated with …

xmas apps for kids

Toy Buying Guide for Disabled Children

Toy Acquiring Overview for Disabled Youngsters
There are several things to take into account when you’re purchasing toys for disabled youngsters, featuring their individual abilities and the specification of the toy in concern. We have formerly discussed making your own sensory toys, yet factors are the concerns to ask when buying them?

Is the toy multisensory?
Does it flash, bang or offer various textures? Does it have an one-of-a-kind fragrance or framework?

Can the toy be turned on quickly? …

toy buying guide for special needs children

Sensory Bags for Toddlers

 

We love these ideas from MamaOT.com

 

Easy Sensory Bags for Babies and Toddlers

 

sensory bags

I have been experimenting with sensory bags lately for my one-year-old and have been pleasantly surprised at how ridiculously EASY they are to make!

For a basic sensory bag, all you have to do is 1) open a plastic bag, 2) squeeze in some cheap hair gel and 3) drop some small items in the bag. That’s it! You can reinforce the zipper seal with some packing tape for added security. The dollar store will be your best friend for this project!

Here are a few ideas for sprucing up your sensory bag and making it even more fun for your little one. Do it yourself or have your little helper give you a hand!

Add a handful of beads.

sensory bag

sensory bag

Put seashells in blue gel for a look that will make you long for the Caribbean.

sensory bag

sensory bag

Mix some body wash with hair gel and throw in a dash of sparkles for some sudsy, sparkly fun. The more you squeeze it, the more bubbly it becomes.

sensory bag

sensory bag

Or see how your little one responds when you give them a sensory bag that glows! (Five-pack of glow sticks also found at the dollar store.)

sensory bag

sensory bag

sensory bag

These are just four quick, easy ways to expand your child’s sense of sight and touch in a fun, non-messy way…do you have any idea how fun it is to squeeze those squishy bags?!

Not only can sensory bags be fun for teeny tiny ones, they can also be helpful for older kids who are always wanting to touch EVERYTHING. Help them make their very own sensory bag and offer it to them when they feel like they need something for their hands. Be sure it’s sealed and reinforced, and provide appropriate supervision for their own safety. I’m thinking about using these sensory bags with some of my very own therapy kiddos. We’ll see how it goes!

If you’re as excited about these sensory bags as I am (and I hope you are!), then come back on Wednesday morning…I will be featuring a round-up of LOTS of different kinds of sensory bags from amazing bloggers around the world. If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss out on the fun!