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Lego for Blind and Visually Impaired Children

August 24, 2016

Blind and visually impaired children can not experience the delights of building with lego!

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How to make a butterfly plush

July 5, 2016

If you decide to use our templates then you can follow along with the instructions on how to make a butterfly plush or felt toy. This is an easy/ medium skills project for children and adults. Start by buying the pattern on our download page ( if you want to buy the life cycle of…

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Mental Health of Our Youth

June 8, 2016

Perfect health is difficult to achieve. We all will experience symptoms of physical illness at some time. In our mature years we try to be responsible in avoiding disease and keeping an eye upon both our physical and mental health in order to avoid disease.   However, we must be aware that not only mature…

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Infants and the Outdoors – Why Outdoor Play Is Essential

June 6, 2016

Today’s world is packed full of electronic media from televisions and MP3s to video games and portable DVD devices. There are several companies that tout the educational and developmental value of such devices but do these devices do more harm than good?   There have been a multitude of studies conducted by reputable institutions that…

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The Development of Social Skills in Young Children

June 3, 2016

The development of good social skills is vital for children so that they can grow into well-rounded adults. However, getting young children to this point is hard. It involves all those who have a relationship with the child in order to encourage the development of these social skills with others. Many times young children will…

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Different Children

May 30, 2016

Recently I was speaking with Claire, the mother of one of my son’s friends. Claire and I have common views on parenting. Claire has two sons; I have a daughter and a son. Our children are about the same ages. While sharing beliefs and concerns about parenting in today’s world, we acknowledged a common fear.…

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Music Percussion Play for Children and Adults

February 10, 2016

Music is an incredible way of helping children and adults to develop their potential when used creatively in a non committal way. Patients who receive musical therapy often showed great improvement in temperament and learning skills. Music connects to the non-verbal part of our brains, making it a perfect therapy for processing disorders in which…

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Sensory Pods Pop Up Tents

August 22, 2015

This is such a great idea for children. Read the full article on In The Play Room and also their article about the importance of sensory play.

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Scentos for Sensory Activities

August 22, 2015

Activity 1: Story-Writing For older children a story-writing activity using the scented pens or crayons from the activity set are an ideal way to focus on imagination, sensory interpretation and sensory tolerance in a stimulating and engaging way. It helps to provide the child with a title, or topic (for example – ‘The Fruit Bowl…

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Simple Sensory Activities

August 22, 2015

These simple sensory activities are great for when time is at a premium but supports the development of children and the engagement with carers. We found this on One Time Through and we think it is wonderful. Click here to read the full article Sensory Activities

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