Posts Tagged ‘Sensory Toys’

Sensory and Learning Fun With Fake Snowballs!

Children love surprises and novelty. What better way to bring this to your instruction than with something that is seasonal, fun and has multiple applications.   When we recently had a professional development meeting with the district SLPs, one of the agenda items was for every person on the team to bring something to share. One of our SLPs brought this huge plastic container filled with fake snowballs that he uses […]

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How to Engage Your Students in Wheelchairs!

It recently dawned on me that, after 188 videos, I had not done a video specifically for students with low vision in mind! In today’s video, you will see a wonderfully simple tool that both parents and teachers can use to engage students who have low vision, BUT it will work with other students with a variety of challenges who happen to spend time in a wheelchair. Parents and grandparents […]

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Who Knew Sensory Tubs Could Be Creative and So Inexpensive!!!

Here we are about to start a new school year!!! I love this time of year because it’s full of promise and possibilities!! One idea that can help make the new school year exciting and successful is a fun and inexpensive idea for the sensory room or for the classroom to meet some of those sensory needs! There is always someone out there doing something creative yet simple. So simple […]

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An Inexpensive Sensory Option Made with Sponges, Scissors and Hair Scrunchies!

Don’t you just LOVE Pinterest? That is where one of our staff members found today’s idea that I really wanted to share with you! Sensory materials do not have to be expensive and out of reach. I love sharing these kinds of ideas because not every business, home or school can afford tons of sensory options to offer students or clients. Students can help make these! Take a look! As […]

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An Amazingly Fun Sensory Toy You’re Gonna Want!

I love all of the sensory options out there these days!  I have actually spent time helping our staff make our own homemade sensory toys like sensory bottles made from water bottles with corn syrup and glitter inside.  Every now and then I run across a sensory item that is so cool, that buying it makes sense.  I want to share with you today something that one of my teachers […]

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Homemade Sensory Bottles for students with Special Needs! Cheap-Cheap!

Have you ever said to yourself, “This is so simple I could make it myself!”?  Well here’s some options for you! I’m sharing two options here on the blog and you’ll see three in the video! 1. Swirl It! Take an empty Gatorade or water bottle and put in half water and half shaving cream.  Shake it up for a visual swirl effect! 2.  Wave Machine! Again use an empty […]

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