The holiday season brings many heightened sensory experiences - bright lights, holiday songs, shopping trips, noisy toys and large crowds are enough to make most of us feel overwhelmed. All the excitement and changes in routines (with limited down time), can increase our stressors and emotions. This blog explores various sensory strategies that may assist in calming our sensory systems.
Tactile play is important for children to help build strong connections between our bodies and the world around us through the use of touch. Tactile play is a great tool to support the development of fine motor skills with your child in a fun and playful way. Check out this handout for some simple tactile sensory bins to try at home.