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.
Hey lovelies! Just wanted to let you all know about this awesome new soccer program starting up in Williamstown next term. It is run by parents of children on the spectrum for all ages, genders and abilities so if you are interested, send Allison a message or email to get your kiddies signed up asap.
This junior version of Pass The Bomb is Piatnik’s most popular award winning word game that lets younger players join the fun. It’s fast, fun and easy to play. And yes, ultra educational too!
Cards specially designed to enhance children’s creativity and early development. Encourages them to explore and experiment with word association while having fun. Basic skills learned and improved upon.
Grab yours here today!
Suitable for home, school, kinder, sports, events – the list goes on! Each colour represents a different time so choosing colours for particular tasks is quick and simple.
The timers are available in six different colour coded times and can be purchased separately or in a set.
Timers can be helpful in so many ways including:
- Making homework and practice time more productive
- Reducing conflict in family and household routines
- Managing the stress of transitions by showing “how much longer”
- Empowering teachers to teach instead of constantly monitoring behavior
- Increasing performance on tests and in the workplace
- Keeping meetings on time and moving forward
- Helping with tolerance of disliked tasks as they can “see” how long they have to persist with it
These timers are made with a tough plastic outer but are not a toy and are not suitable to be used by children under three years of age.
- 5 minute timer – orange
- 10 minute timer – purple
(Approx 5.5cm x 13cm)
- 15 minute timer – yellow
- 20 minute timer – pink
- 30 minute timer – blue
- 60 minute timer – green
(Approx 7.5cm x 16cm)
Check out the range available here:
Make breakfast time “out of this world” with this Eggstronaut Set! These are HALF PRICE for a limited time so grab some while stocks last – perfect to put away for Xmas pressies
Bring the kids into the store for a visit these school holidays and they can pick themselves a FREE gift from my goody-basket. I look forward to seeing lots of little smiling faces soon! Jody
*In store only. Limit one per child while stocks last. Ends 08/10/17.