“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Design a good one…”
While many cannot wait to countdown in celebration for 2020, and begin a fresh New Year, Autism families and siblings may be feeling quite anxious as they most likely are starting to feel the change in routine and busy schedules even more. Due to this, sensory overload and stimulation may be at an all-time high!
To help remedy this, now is the perfect time to adapt and design spaces through simple to implement around the house designs and adaptations, which will help ease any tension, and help positively promote child development and independence too!
One of the most helpful, soothing, calming, and fun things you can do for the New Year is to create a sensory box or sensory friendly bags for children. This can be easily adapted and designed in a way that takes into account each child’s interests and can really be an exciting tool to use during any type of celebration our overstimulating event.
Sensory bags can be created out of just about anything, and they are known for being inexpensive activities and portable too! They enable child exploration, imagination and serve to calm the senses. Sensory bags may include bubbles, soft toys and materials, slinkies, squishy items, water beads and the list goes on and on! The bags can also be themed or be designed with certain colors and objects that each child enjoys, which can make it even more personalized too!
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