Author: Sensory Edge

The Libraries Transform Campaign

The Libraries Transform Campaign, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA), is designed to increase public awareness of the value, impact and services provided by libraries and library professionals. The campaign will ensure there is one clear, energetic voice for the profession, providing library advocates with adaptable tools to showcase for the public the transformative nature of today’s libraries and elevating the critical role libraries play in the digital age.               Why care about libraries. Hey we can get all we need from a smartphone right? Not exactly. Because 5 million students...

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Eight Crafts to Fine Tune Motor Skills

Developing motor skills is essential for all age groups. This includes both gross motor skills that involve using larger muscle groups for balance and movement, and fine motor skills that use smaller muscles for more intricate tasks. The motor skill coordination involved with using one or both hands when engaging with a craft helps with practical routine activities. These include day-to-day tasks such as dressing and eating, handwriting, and using a keyboard, or the “nimble fingers” needed to operate the many other electronic devices used in daily life nowadays. Craft activities encourage people to explore different ways of doing...

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12 Fun Sensory Activities for Autistic Children

Children on the autism spectrum often have issues coping with everyday sensory stimuli that can make dealing with the world they live in difficult. Stimulating their senses through sensory play can help not only in this area, but to support development on social, cognitive, and numerous other levels. Everyday experiences the rest of us take for granted can be overwhelming or feel impossible to navigate for the autistic child, making it problematic for them to further their learning in certain areas of life. Sensory play helps by strengthening neural connections. Emotional, physical, and linguistic growth can progress further as...

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What is the Difference Between Sensory Processing Disorder and Misophonia?

Lately there have been some people who want to redefine misophonia as a type of sensory processing disorder (SPD). There may be  some important benefits if you don’t mix misophonia and SPD, and try not to think of misophonia as a form of SPD. This can be unclear to those dealing with both SPD and misophonia. The disorders are not mutually exclusive.  People with good intentions who are struggling with both disorders at the same time are trying to advocate that they be treated together, but in reality they are actually quite different. Research on SPD have been going...

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10 Fun and Easy Spring Crafts for Kids

Can you feel the spring in the air?  Are you looking for some spring activities for kids?  Well, I am so excited to show you a great selection of spring crafts for kids.  And since I’m not the craftiest person around, these are definitely going to be very simple spring craft ideas. Paper Towel Butterfly  This is a fun spring craft that is also a lesson in water absorption, and you’ll love the beautiful colors! Spring CD Chick  Birds on a Wire A fun and fine motor challenging springtime activity for kids. Aluminum Foil Butterfly Make these bright and...

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