One – Twooooo – Two and a half… When Counting Doesn’t Work

We’ve all done it. Counted. We have all experienced parenting fail when counting. Why doesn’t counting work? When we count, we teach children they get more chances to follow directions or comply.  Does your boss or spouse give you that many chances? Counting may work initially, but children quickly learn that they get two, two…

Evolution of Sensory Play… at least for me.

Where did it all begin? As a child, I remember making mud pies, feeling the feel of cold grass on my feet, exploring the rock bed for the smoothest rock. I also remember my Mom saying “you have sensory deprivation”. I think she was referring to the fact that I didn’t like to be touched…

Autism or Not… Sensory Play is for ALL Children

I have had people comment on my Instagram or Pinterest posts, “this is so great for kids with Autism”. Yes it is, but sensory play is great for ALL kids! Why limit learning and sensory exploration to children with Autism? We know that children learn from play, world experience and through using all their senses….

Dinner Time Indoor Snow Play

  I set-up the sensory table in the kitchen with SNOW for Liv to play with while I was fixing dinner. When I turned around she was in feet first. How could I resist snapping this picture? I love playing in the sensory tables with my kids, but when I am cooking dinner they are…