We love to supplement our core learning strategies with some of these fun apps. The use of colours, songs, fun sounds/vibrations and collecting bonus items (such as treasure, stars etc.) add motivating aspects to keep children entertained and learning at the same time. See below for our extensive list of educational apps and details of the areas of learning they can help to target. Continue reading →
15 Toy Ideas to Encourage ‘Imaginative Play’ this Christmas with Children with Autism
It’s nearly Christmas! With the vast number of toys that we can choose from in toys shops and online it can be hard to narrow down the list, especially for children with autism. At Sunnyside Children’s Clinic, we love seeing toys that are great fun to play with but that also allow little ones to develop their play skills, such as imaginative play, problem solving, creativity, turn taking and sharing. Continue reading →
Top 10 Easy and Fun Game Apps for Children with Autism from Sunnyside Children’s Clinic
Whether we realise it or not, technology has become a major part of all our lives. Everything we need fits right in our pocket at the touch of a button. Individuals on the Autism spectrum or with a diagnosis of severe learning difficulties are finding new ways to develop and grow using iPads and tablets.
iPads can promote learning as well as being fun! There are tons of apps available geared toward different ages, interests and learning abilities.
It’s an easy way to help improve communication, cognitive skills and fine motor skills when you’re on the go.
Much as we look forward to the Christmas break, the normal day-to-day routines of school, work and community activities all end with the start of the holidays. Lack of routine and planned activities can be a challenge so we have come up with our 12 days of Christmas activities.
IT’S (almost) CHRISTMAS! 25 Great Sensory Present Ideas
As we begin to prepare for the Christmas Season, amidst the joy and excitement, we are faced with the annual gift dilemma. While we all love to give presents, many families with children with autism find it a real challenge. We want to find a gift that will be loved and used but that’s not always easy. Add in all those family and friends wanting to know what they can give and, well it can become a daunting chore.
One of the most common requests we receive around this time of year is ideas for the ‘Christmas List’. So we decided to give our gift to you … a list of links to sensory Christmas present ideas for those light, sound, movement loving kids. Big gifts, small gifts and goodies for their Christmas Stocking. Gifts that flash and spin, that squish and ooze, gifts that soothe and calm. Continue reading →