I started our Sensory Storytime last fall, so I've been on the look out for stories for kids with sensory challenges. And when I stumbled across these books, I absolutely FELL IN LOVE! Combining accessible storytelling and playful design, the Little Senses picture book series by Samantha Cotterill gently offers practical advice for coping with new experiences to sensitive children on and off the autism spectrum. I highly recommend them. If you are a child (or have a child) who is 2-6 years old, I also recommend signing up for Sensory Storytime this fall. Miss Christine is taking over, and she'll be able to offer it every week! The first one is Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. The theme is ABCs, and registration opens 09/05. You can sign up online or by phone (444-7830).
This Beach Is Loud!
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Going to the beach is exciting. But it can also be busy. And loud. Sand can feel hot or itchy or sticky…and it gets everywhere! A sensitive boy gets overwhelmed by all the sights, sounds, and sensations at the beach. Luckily, this kiddo’s dad has a trick up his sleeve to help his son face these unexpected obstacles.
Nope. Never. Not for Me!
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Children are often picky eaters, but for kids on the autism spectrum or with sensory issues, trying new foods can be especially challenging. A young child refuses to try a bite of broccoli–that is, until her mom guides her through a careful exploration of the new food. First she looks, then she sniffs, then touches, and finally takes one tiny bite. What do you know? Broccoli isn’t so overwhelming after all!