Confidently communicating with my non speaking child

Six years ago I was really struggling. I was heavily pregnant with my youngest and my eldest was a toddler. I was exhausted, at 18 months old he wasn’t sleeping, communicating or interacting and I…

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Orchard Toys Christmas Eve Box – Review

Orchard Toys Christmas Eve Box – Review

I am really pleased to now be working with the Good Play Guide as part of their Ambassadors programme.  Child development expert Dr … View Post
First ask why, then does it matter?

First ask why, then does it matter?

The two most effective questions I need as a parent are: why is something happening? & Does it really matter?  It is so … View Post
101 Sensory Supports to try

101 Sensory Supports to try

All children benefit from sensory activity but if your child has sensory differences then it is very likely they need sensory supports and activities. … View Post
Supporting our Children with Emotional Recognition

Supporting our Children with Emotional Recognition

Our emotions are complicated but at least as adults we know what they are. Generally we know what we are feeling and have strategies … View Post
What you need to know about Autism & Neurodiversity

What you need to know about Autism & Neurodiversity

Recently I have been doing some training sessions with parents and organisations new to autism. Whilst I already have posts explaining ‘what is … View Post
Lite Brite Review

Lite Brite Review

Do you remember Lite Brite? Well it is back and great for some sensory fine motor fun. Basic Toys gifted me a Lite Brite … View Post
21 ‘Reasonable Adjustments’ Schools can make for Autistic Students?

21 ‘Reasonable Adjustments’ Schools can make for Autistic Students?

One of the hardest things is knowing that our kids need support but not knowing what they need.  Often we know our kids … View Post
Meet the Inclusive Care Bear – Togetherness Bear

Meet the Inclusive Care Bear – Togetherness Bear

Care Bears were huge when I was growing up and I loved my Tenderheart bear. Today I want to introduce the newest Care Bear … View Post
How to make a Bubble Snake

How to make a Bubble Snake

A really fun and very easy activity I love is creating a bubble snake. Bubbles are always a winner with my kids and they … View Post