Easy Ideas For Water Sensory Play

5 easy ideas for water sensory play

Water sensory play is one the Bears’ favourite activities. A washing up bowl full of bubbles will keep them occupied for ages. The feeling of water on their hands relaxes them and their favourite game is to wash their cars or Paw Patrol figures in the bubbles. As long as the water doesn’t go on Big Bear’s head (then the …

5 Easy Sensory Activities For Easter

5 easy sensory activities for spring

Hands up, I’m a bit hit-and-miss when it comes to organising sensory activities. I go through phases and recently it’s been a big old phase of nothing. But last weekend we rediscovered the Bears’ favourite activity: a homemade car wash using a bowl of soapy bubbles, some toy vehicles, and a sponge. Big Bear doesn’t like most toys , but …

5 Fun Waiting Games For Kids

5 Fun Waiting Games for Kids

Over the last six years I have become an expert in waiting. If it was an Olympic event, I reckon I could go pro. The extent of Big Bear’s medical problems and his countless investigations for one thing and another have meant we have spent a good proportion of his life waiting for appointments. Add Little Bear’s issues into the …

15 brilliant ways to improve fine motor skills

Our Bears struggle with and need to improve fine motor skills. Their hypermobility means navigating everyday life can be really hard for them. From building duplo to opening yoghurt pots and even picking small things up off the floor – everything is really difficult. But building up strength and dexterity in hands and fingers is hugely important for ALL children. …

Getting To School On TIme

8 essential tips for getting to school on time

Getting to school on time for any family is bloomin’ hard work. Add one or more children with additional needs and often it feels like trying to run a marathon through treacle every day. It’s a miracle that we actually manage to get to school on time 5 days a week but we do actually manage it. Somehow. Even though some …

Swimming Lessons For Children WIth Autism

Let’s talk about swimming lessons for additional needs

Finding the right swimming lessons for children with additional needs is like looking for a perfect pair of jeans. It’s very much trial and error and takes time and energy to find the right one. I have spent a large proportion of the last five years seeking out appropriate activities that my children can enjoy. Right from the start, I …

DIY Yoga Retreat

How to plan a DIY yoga retreat

When my friend Kelly told me she was planning a DIY yoga retreat with a couple of mates, I was intrigued. The idea of a peaceful yoga weekend has always appealed to me, even more so since the kids came along, but I’d just assumed it would cost too much. It had never crossed my mind to do it myself. …