Sleeping Standing Up

Since we were babies we all had behaviors that we learned which in time turned into habits…20, 30 years down the line we’re still brushing our teeth every morning and night because that’s what we learned to do.

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5 Oscar Nominated Sensory Activities

The glamorous Oscars are behind us but SensoryTreat has a couple of Oscar nominated sensory activities to do with your kids. And the best thing is you don’t have to get all glammed up in a gown. J Drumroll, Please……

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And The Oscar Goes To………

Eagerly awaiting the Academy Awards to announce the winners of the shiny and distinguished Oscars? As you count down the days till the Oscars try adding the following Hollywood inspired sensory activities to your daily routine with your kids.

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Will You Be My Valentine?

Valentine’s day is usually celebrated by us adults. But if baby cupids can take part of the celebrations there’s no reason for our SPD kids not to get in on this holiday too. And what better power to harness than the power of love to help treat sensory difficulties?

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Sensory Challenge

We all love challenges, kids especially. Challenges drive and motivate us to do things. Psychology research summarized by Locke and Latham shows the higher the challenge (or goal difficulty), the bigger the effort (or motivation).

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Sensory Habits

Getting the kids ready in the morning and out the door on time is my first routine of the day. As such it sets the tone for the rest of the day. Until not too long ago this tone was not a happy one. This time pressed routine was filled with ‘hurry up’ anger. This was so entangled into the morning routine that I didn’t even notice.

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Sensory Beach

I like to go to the beach. So when our son’s (2 yrs) occupational therapist said frequent trips to the beach could help with his sensory issues, I figured this was a piece of cake. How often does a healthcare professional tell you to do something you actually like?

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