I’ve just added a great quality new range of products which are wonderful for developing balance, gross motor skills and physical confidence. There are stepping logs, stumps, stones and an awesome balancing path to chose from which are perfect for home, school, kinder and clinics. Check them all out here on my Gross Motors Skills page.
Balance is an essential skill necessary for people of all ages to function in daily life activities. From riding a bike to running to even something as simple as sitting in a chair, balance plays a big part in everything we do. Developing good, strong balance skills as a child helps with gross motor skill development and reduces their risk of injury. It also improves their ability to focus on academic tasks if they have good posture, core strength and developed balancing skills.
Human bodies weren’t designed to stay in the same position for long periods of time so sitting at a desk all day can actually be bad for your health. Adding a wobble cushion to a chair encourages movement which engages muscles and enables focus and active listening. The Disc’O’Sit and Movin’Sit Cushions are available in kids and adults sizes here 🙂
These colourful, lightweight, fun-shaped portable vibrating cushions offer a gentle sensation when they are squeezed or sat on, relaxing, calming and soothing the body. Senseez eases the senses!
Kids that have trouble sitting for meals, stories, car rides, shopping trips, school work, movies, or anything else will be comforted by the vibrations of Senseez.
While they’re great for any kids with energy, the Senseez Vibrating Pillows make ideal special needs cushions, especially for children with autism, ADHD, or sensory processing disorder. The vibrating cushions can calm kids who need more sensory feedback or help train hypersensitive kids to tolerate more sensations.
Use them at home! Use them at school! Use them in restaurants or on the go! Get yours here today!
Check out the awesome new range of Slime Making Kits that has just arrived! Kids these days are fascinated by the the process of creating their very own slime and absolutely love the sensory experience of playing with it. These kits come with everything you need to make up a batch of slime without the hassle of searching for all the ingredients separately. The perfect gift idea for your budding scientist and sensory seeker!
Get your kits here!
GooBands have arrived at Sensory Oasis for Kids!
Goobands are a fun, quirky collectible. The range consists of 27 pots of collectible slime, including two-colour, glitter, shimmer and glow-in-the-dark slime. Each of the 27 pots fall into one of eight slime-tastic categories including Glittogoo, Glowgoo and Throogoo. Every pot comes with a collectible silicone wristband which matches the slime. Check out the range here:
Finally! Sensory Oasis for Kids has been approved as a Registered NDIS Provider. I know some of you have been waiting a long time for this to happen (just like we have!) so I hope now we can provide you with the things that you need. Jody x
Celebrate World Smile Day® Friday, October 6, 2017
As is well known by now throughout the world Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts created the smiley face in 1963. That image went on to become the most recognizable symbol of good will and good cheer on the planet.
As the years passed Harvey Ball became concerned about the over-commercialization of his symbol, and how its original meaning and intent had become lost in the constant repetition of the marketplace. Out of that concern came his idea for World Smile Day®. He thought that we, all of us, should devote one day each year to smiles and kind acts throughout the world. The smiley face knows no politics, no geography and no religion. Harvey’s idea was that for at least one day each year, neither should we. He declared that the first Friday in October each yearwould henceforth be World Smile Day®. Ever since that first World Smile Day® held in 1999, it has continued every year in Smiley’s hometown of Worcester, MA and around the world.
After Harvey died in 2001, the Harvey Ball World Smile Foundation was created to honor his name and memory. The Foundation continues as the official sponsor of World Smile Day® each year.
This website was created to provide information about World Smile Day®, Harvey Ball and Smiley. Browse the archives to learn more about past World Smile Day® events, Smiley and his creator – Harvey Ball. And be sure to join the celebration this year on Friday, October 6th, and “Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile”!
While these gestures may seem trivial to adults, they go a long way with your little ones. Here are a few easy tricks to make your child smile.
- Wear that macaroni necklace to work. Well, at least until you’re safely out the door.
- Tape a family mantra or slogan (Unstoppable! We can, we will! We’ve got this!) to your refrigerator door and invoke it whenever your child feels discouraged.
- Go for a walk with just one child.
- Slip a note (and an occasional piece of chocolate) into her lunch box.
- Build your own Minecraft world alongside his.
- Say “yes” to something usually off-limits, like sitting on the counter.
- Show as much enthusiasm on amusement-park rides as they do.
- If you quarrel in front of your child, make sure that he also sees you make up.
- When her room looks like a tsunami swept through it, close the door and get on with your day.
- Skype or do FaceTime with Grandma every now and then.
- If your child has given it a good try, but he’s still miserable and anxious and really, truly wants to quit the team, give him your blessing.
- Go ahead: Let your 4-year-old stomp in every puddle along the way. Even without rain boots.
- Get out the glitter glue and make a birthday card for your child.
- Take in a pet that needs a home—and a child’s love.
- Give your toddler a chance to fight his own battles in the sandbox or on the playground before you intervene.
- Hold off with the barrage of how-was-your-day questions if your child comes home from school grumpy and tired. You can always get the rundown at the dinner table.
- Cultivate your own rituals and traditions: Taco Tuesdays, Sunday-afternoon bike ride, apple picking every fall.
- Ask your kid to teach you how to do something for a change. And once you get the hang of it, be sure to tell him what a good teacher he is.
- Let your child wear her dress-up clothes to the supermarket. All month if she wants to.
- Let your child overhear you saying something wonderful about her.
- Stay up late to see the full moon. There’s one on October 27.
- Print their childhood photos so they have something physical to look at one day.
- Don’t be in a hurry to tell your kid to let it go. He needs to vent too.
- Cook heart-shaped pancakes for breakfast.
- Crank up the music in the middle of homework and have a dance party.
- Make a secret family handshake.
- Hang a whiteboard in her room to leave messages for each other.
- Start a pillow fight.
- Share your old diaries, photos, and letters from when you were her age.
- Thank your child when he does a chore on his own—even if it’s just hanging up a wet towel without prompting or refilling the empty water pitcher.
See the original article here.