Monthly Archives: May 2018

8 Sensory Friendly Summer Activities

Summer is around the corner, which means warmer weather and changes in routine. Planning ahead can help ensure a smooth and fun-packed summer! Here is a list of eight sensory friendly activities to take advantage of this summer: Sandboxes: Sandboxes are fun and make for wonderful sensory play. If you don’t have one of your own, they are easy to make. Get a small plastic pool toy or any large container and fill it with sand, water, fun toys, etc. Swimming: Swimming is a great activity that helps teach body awareness, increase muscle strength and coordination, and normalize sensory input. Learning how to swim is not only fun, but can promote safety in the autism community. Borrow a friend’s pool or schedule a private swimming lesson for your child! Did you know ABC offers swimming lessons at our Carmel location? Water Games: With high temperatures, children love cooling off with squirt guns and water balloons. Grab a hose and some water toys and let the kids splash. Bubbles are also a huge hit! Family Game Nights: Board and card games can teach social skills, attending skills, turn taking, and appropriate ways to behave after winning or losing a game. Scavenger […]

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