Our Urban Sensory Veggie Garden

Our Urban Sensory Veggie Garden Spring is finally here and I am excited. It is time for us to officially get started on our Urban Sensory Veggie Garden (that is a mouthful). I am looking forward to the day when I can open the curtains to the backyard and see a beautiful backyard full of … Read more

Homeschooler, How Does Your Garden Grow?

With spring just around the corner, my thoughts are turning to the garden. We live in the city, so we have a tiny backyard garden and we need to make the most of our space. In the six years that we have lived in our row house, we have had some variety of garden just … Read more

Teaching to Meet His Senses

“He’s like a fart in a frying pan” “A what?!” “A fart in a frying pan… You know, he goes pop! over here, and pop! over there and he’s all over the place, popping up and down. Sit, stand, sit, stand.” “OHHHH! Okay I get it!” This may seem like a rather unorthodox conversation to … Read more

Special Needs – Sensory Bottles

Have you ever made a sensory bottle? We made a sensory bottle on Wednesday and the kids all loved it. We started with an empty 2L bottle (but you can use any size). We added in equal parts of water, corn syrup, and cooking oil.  Then we added food coloring, plastic beads, and shiny glitter. … Read more

Special Needs – Take A Sensory Break!

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 … Read more

Special Needs – Sensory Resources

We have Special Needs children in our home… Our oldest child has Autism (Aspergers) and ADHD. All of our children have sensory issues to varying degrees. A few of our children have fine motor issues (and struggle with putting pen to paper). We have a child with eczema and kids with allergies (one child has … Read more