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Food and wine shows – to do or not to do?

I love food! I love tasting food, smelling food and looking at food. Above them all, I love making food. For years I miserably declared that I don’t have an inkling of artistic flair in me. However, give me an apron, a wooden spoon, a recipe book and throw in a glass of wine. Then [...]

By | June 9th, 2017|Blog general, General Blog|0 Comments

FIDGET SPINNERS – TOYS OR TOOLS

Fidget spinners, they are everywhere! And every child that doesn’t have one wants one. They are just the coolest thing to have right now. As adults, teachers and parents just don’t get it and find them a nuisance as well as distracting. Yet they are no different to past fads such as Yo-yo’s, Silly Bandz [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Blog general, Education blog, General Blog|0 Comments

Why Sensory Audits matter in the classroom

What is a teacher to do? There are so many sensory types in a classroom and each child in that classroom has a different sensory need. One of the most difficult aspects of teaching is handling behaviour problems. Inappropriate behaviour interrupts lessons, tests a teacher’s patience and distracts the other children from the tasks at [...]

By | May 3rd, 2017|Blog general, Education blog, General Blog|0 Comments

Autism and the Senses

April marks Autism Awareness month. All around the world famous landmarks have been lit up with blue lights, a great way for the world to notice that Autism is real, it impacts more people than we can imagine and yet, there is still so much to learn about the condition. There is no doubt in [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Blog general, Education blog, General Blog|0 Comments

The underwear drawer

My husband and I appear to be pretty similar. We are both tall, skinny and have easy-going temperaments.  There are however some very distinct differences between us. These can most clearly be seen in our underwear drawers. Opening my husband’s underwear drawer you will find neatly folded, colour coded undies in orderly piles. There is [...]

By | March 14th, 2017|Blog general, General Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Benefits of Reading with Kids: Tips to help kids to read

Parenthood is wonderful – the fun and joy that a child brings is unlike any other experience in life. It also brings with it many responsibilities, like feeding and clothing your child. Sometimes, though, fun and responsibility combine in activities that are both good for them and fun for you both. Reading is, or should [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|Blog general, Education blog|0 Comments

SIMPLE SENSORY STRATEGIES FOR THE SENSITIVE CHILD

Each person has a sensory threshold. That is, there is only so much sensory input that one can handle before one feels overwhelmed and out of control. The lower one’s threshold is, the quicker one gets overwhelmed by their environment. The child with lower thresholds is either sensitive to sensory input or avoidant of sensory [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|Blog general, Education blog|0 Comments

Easy tips for happy holidays

At this time of the year, most people are ready to shut the door on the year that has been. All I have heard over the last few days (from myself as well!) is how people are just hanging in there, and that they are ready to leave the daily rat race in order to relax [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Blog general, Education blog|0 Comments

High-performance teams through syncing the senses

Have you ever felt as if managing your team is like trying to herd cats?  Each with their own personalities, ideas, work styles, ambitions …. and flash points?   Being a manager these days can sometimes feel more like being something between a diplomat and a firefighter – spending all your energies on keeping the [...]

By | September 16th, 2016|Blog general, Corporate blog|0 Comments

Strategies for calm and focussed classrooms

The ability to remain focused on a particular activity for a required amount of time is no mean feat. Classrooms especially are busy and noisy environments, which lead to many distractions.   Stuart Shanker (a research professor at York University, Toronto) firmly believes that Canadian children do not know what being calm feels like and [...]

By | September 3rd, 2016|Blog general, Education blog|0 Comments