The transition to warmer clothes means long sleeves and bulkier items such as sweaters, coats and closed-toe shoes.
Monday, October 2, 2017
The transition to warmer clothes means long sleeves and bulkier items such as sweaters, coats and closed-toe shoes. This can be a challenge to those with rigid routines or to those who are more sensitive to touch. Be sure to check their shoes for a comfortable fit. Clothing that is seamless, tag-less or broken in could be the best way to make this cool weather change a whole lot easier.
You’ve probably noticed that your child LOVES music.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
You’ve probably noticed that your child LOVES music. It’s easy to understand why: the lyrics and rhythm never change. It’s familiar and safe. Explore new music with different instruments and songs. They may just find a new favorite!
It’s time to get outdoors!
Saturday, September 23, 2017
It’s time to get outdoors! It can be anything… a walk around the neighborhood or a trip to a state park! What ever it is, it can be a great adventure for your child. Being outside encourages motor activities and awakens the senses. Each child is different; so be sure to listen to their cues, talk about where you’ll be going and make it a learning experience.
Getting to know other children and create friendships may be a little more difficult if your child is on the spectrum.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Getting to know other children and create friendships may be a little more difficult if your child is on the spectrum. Inclusion, kindness and understanding are important. Allow them to be around other kids. Invite a new friend to your house! Make play dates short and include a fun activity to help create a positive experience.
Setting aside a designated quiet space and time will help set them up for success.
Friday, September 15, 2017
Setting aside a designated quiet space and time will help set them up for success. Understanding the expectations that come with homework time, or for the younger kids perhaps a quiet and focused play, will help your child transition and use their time more effectively. For example, when it’s 3:00 PM they know it’s time to settle in and read, study or spend time in their quiet space.
Let’s talk about school lunches.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Let’s talk about school lunches. Most likely you are packing their meal. To make sure they are getting the most out of their lunch break try these suggestions:
1. Place an instruction card on the inside of the lid in their lunch box. This will give them the reminders they may need to stay focused, eat and clean up in the time given.
2. Communicate with teachers and staff to let them know that your child is working on becoming a more adventurous eater and to please not comment on his/her choices.
3. Send bite-sized food in an easy to open container to help keep their lunch a successful time. Bon appetite!
Have you been to the botanical conservatory?
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Have you been to the botanical conservatory? It’s a unique place to visit and explore. There is a children’s area that encourages interaction! Be sure to check it out online before you go so you and your child know what to expect.
Have a great holiday!
Monday, September 4, 2017
Have a great holiday!
It’s Labor Day weekend and that can mean a change in your everyday schedule.
Friday, September 1, 2017
It’s Labor Day weekend and that can mean a change in your everyday schedule. Here are a few tips to help prepare your child for this routine disruption: Talk about it. Give them the heads up that there may be traveling, extra people in the house or even an extra trip out for a fun day with the family. When they know what to expect it’s feels a lot more comfortable and more enjoyable for everyone!
“When looking for help for a child with autism, the resources are always limited when a typical school environment isn’t functional for your child.
Monday, August 28, 2017
“When looking for help for a child with autism, the resources are always limited when a typical school environment isn’t functional for your child. We came upon Child’s Play and immediately fell in love with the one-on-one interaction for our son.”
– Parents of Child’s Play Client