Stitching Students: The Benefits of Teaching Kids How To Sew

Stitching Students: The Benefits of Teaching Kids How To Sew

Most hobbies introduce individuals to new ideas while fostering passion and creativity. Young children can benefit from establishing positive pursuits early that impact character development and mental growth. Sewing is a valuable skill with eternal purpose. Apart from knowing how to fix toys and making a thoughtful gift for someone, there are many benefits of teaching kids how to sew. To learn more, continue reading below! Fine Motor Skill Development Some young children can have trouble doing precise work, which is normal when smaller. Unfortunately, struggling with hand coordination can…

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The Importance of Teaching Children To Wash Their Hands

The Importance of Teaching Children To Wash Their Hands

In general, humans encounter germs and foreign contaminants every day. From touching doorknobs to toilet seat handles, you’ll feel surprised to learn how often people physically interact with bacteria. So, incorporating a proper hygienic routine will not only make you smell delightful, but will also keep pesky germs out of your life. So, what about your children? As we grow older, handwashing becomes second nature, but children often don’t understand why they stick their hands in hot water. Proper handwashing reduces the chances of illnesses and viruses, making it an…

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Fun Attractions To Take Your Kids to in New York City

Fun Attractions To Take Your Kids to in New York City

Visiting one of the most iconic cities in the world can feel intimidating. From the Big Apple to Chinatown, New York City offers so much to do, and you only have so much time to do it. It can feel stressful to make your children excited for a trip to the big city, especially your children with special needs. So what can you do that is friendly for everyone? Luckily, there are loads of fun attractions to take your kids to in New York City, and you don’t have to…

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Creative Play: DIY Sensory Ideas for Children

Creative Play: DIY Sensory Ideas for Children

Human lives center around using your five senses: auditory, sight, touch, smell, and taste. Fortunately, you get the chance to witness your child develop these senses as they grow and interact with toys, foods, and the adventurous world around them. Children then move on to experience emotional, physical, and creative growth through sensory exploration that fosters linguistic and cognitive development. To further stimulate their creative needs, go ahead and explore some DIY sensory ideas for children to get started. Rainbow Soap Foam Even as an adult, soap foam is exciting!…

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How To Catch the Early Signs of Autism in a Baby

How To Catch the Early Signs of Autism in a Baby

As the primary caregiver for your baby, you have a front-row seat to their growth and development. Every day brings new leaps and discoveries. These day-to-day changes show positive signs of skill-building and unique abilities. Because of how rapid a baby will progress, it’s also important to watch for any areas of opportunity—where your baby may be struggling or slower to evolve. An absence or inability of a particular skill set is not a cause for concern but could indicate developmental differences. Let’s look at how to catch the early…

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How To Avoid Meltdowns During Holiday Travel

How To Avoid Meltdowns During Holiday Travel

As the holidays come crawling around the corner, making the proper family plans is inevitable. You must take gift-giving, travel time, and overall mood into consideration. When you make travel plans with your family, it can become stressful. However, it can become particularly challenging with having to travel with a child that has special needs. So you must take the necessary precautions and make them feel safe and content. How do you go about this? Thankfully, here are some tips for how to avoid meltdowns during holiday travel. You’ll become…

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Tips for Creating a Sensory-Sensitive Home

Tips for Creating a Sensory-Sensitive Home

As mothers, we want our children to be safe, healthy, and happy. But if they suffer from health conditions, we must do everything we can to help them. If your child has trouble with hypersensitivity in the house, here are some tips for creating a sensory-sensitive home. What Is Sensory Processing? Sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing: these important senses are how we experience life every day. Up to 16 percent of school-aged children suffer from SPD (sensory processing disorder). For some, sensory feedback can be overwhelming, and they may…

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4 Ways Children Can Benefit From Having Therapy

4 Ways Children Can Benefit From Having Therapy

Being a parent sometimes feels like working overtime without the extra pay. Seeking out additional assistance is never a bad option, especially when it comes to your child’s mental health. It may be a strain to constantly support your child’s every need, which is why these four ways children can benefit from having therapy make a lot of sense. Gives Children a Neutral Listener In most instances, parents have good intentions when they try to insert themselves into their children’s lives. After all, they only want what is best for…

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Benefits of Pet Cats for Children With Autism

Benefits of Pet Cats for Children With Autism

In 2006, Australian author Kathy Hoopmann published a book called All Cats Have Asperger’s Syndrome. The book humorously introduces autism to children by comparing its traits to those we see in cats, like wanting to be near loved ones without being touched and preferring a routine. If you have a child on the autism spectrum disorder and have had a cat, the comparisons are likely to make you smile. But as it turns out, those similarities may give us more than a cute way to explain autism spectrum disorder. There…

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Tips for Families Purchasing an RV Vehicle

Tips for Families Purchasing an RV Vehicle

After spending your regular life working hard and going to school, your family is in dire need of a good vacation. You don’t want to hustle out savings just for airfare alone, and it can restrict those in your family with medical predispositions. So, what are the options you can find? Luckily, you can go through with buying an RV for road trips. It will make driving less boring for your passengers, and you can even sleep in a bed while swapping driving shifts. Driving is also safer than flying,…

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