If you are dealing with a child with sensory issues, then this post is for you.
Take a Sensory Break!
We were discussing our son’s sensory issues with our OT recently and she mentioned that another one of her homeschool families takes a sensory break every day. I thought this was a great idea. Purposely plan sensory activities into our day! It sounds like such a simple idea, but really, I had not thought of incorporating the whole family and taking a sensory break.
Sensory breaks could include a variety of different things, calming or stimulating, depending on the needs in your family. Here are some simple ideas for planning your own sensory breaks:
- sip thick liquid through a straw
- blow bubbles
- finger paint
- play with different types of fidgets
- blow bubbles in water through a long tube
- do some heavy work
- play with play dough
- blow whistles, party noise makers, or horns
- play a scent smelling game
- go to the park and play on the swings
- chew gum
- suck a hard candy
I am sure you have more ideas that you can add to the list. Please leave me your thoughts in the comments.