Friday, March 6, 2015
Our first Cyber Village Chat was a great success! We certainly had a lot of participation, and questions. I apologize , again, if someone's question was missed, we certainly were busy chatting, and attempting to stay with the current question. If you have an issue, you would like more information on please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org I will get back to you. I have also attempted to put up links to the great variety of questions we had around Sensory issues, social stories, March break ideas, and anxiety. Have a look through some of the archived posts here on the blog, as well as the other 'tabs' as I have shared a lot of those already here. So I am going to try to post new ones that I hadn't discovered before! Again, all the best, thanks for joining us, I think we should try another on during the March break, and see how everyone is doing. Will post another event note. Talk soon.
March Break ideas:
http://www.yummymummyclub.ca/family/family-fun/106-great-activities-to-keep-your-kids-busy (lots of other ideas here so i included the whole site verses just the March break ideas)
http://eastcoastmommyblog.blogspot.ca/2014/03/10-simple-march-break-activites.html ( it is different than the one above)
Sensory& Anxiety Resources:
http://www.sensory-processing-disorder.com/ (explains about sensory processing issues, and the tabs on the left side let you sort through what may help. There is also a good description of weighted blankets/vests here)
http://www.anktangle.com/2011/11/making-weighted-stuffed-animals.html?spref=fb (great article on making a weighted stuffy)
http://www.autismsupportnetwork.com/news/occupational-therapy-autism-and-tactics-self-regulation-998241 (occupational therapy, autism & tips of self-regulation)
http://www.friendshipcircle.org/blog/2012/06/27/10-ways-to-remove-separation-anxiety-from-your-special-needs-child/ (seperation anxiety issues)
http://www.do2learn.com/( provides thousands of free pages with social skills and behavioral regulation activities and guidance, learning songs and games, communication cards, academic material, and transition guides for employment and life skills)
http://www.child-autism-parent-cafe.com/autism-social-stories.html ( gives you an idea of what it is, and a few examples, also has links on left hand side)
There was lots of great ideas shared, movie afternoon or night, break out the favorite Disney movies!! camping out in living room, activities outside- walking, sliding, rolling, snow angels, snowman building, dance & karaoke parties, games night. "play date" for Moms & kids, great way to connect and get together! Big thing is to keep it somewhat structured, vary the activities so that gross motor/sensory needs get met, as well as some organized family & friend time. Hope this helps.