A Visual Santa Letter

Autism Santa Letter

Free Printable Santa Letter for Christmas

 

With Christmas now just weeks away, many children are busy writing their letters to Santa.x In our house Hailey usually has the job of writing the letter on behalf of her brothers aswell, but this year I wanted to be more proactive and ensure Conor and Jack were also able to “write” their letters too. 

Conor and Jack are both unable to “write” by themselves just yet, but I didn’t want that to be a barrier to them both getting to send their own letters to Santa. So I have created A Visual Santa Letter for them both to send. I have included visuals within the “letter” so they can better understand what the letter is all about.  [Read more…]

Old Mac Donald had a farm

Old Mac Donald had a farm

As promised in my Wheels on the Bus Free printable download post, here is the “Old Mac Donald” Interactive Nursery Rhyme Printable suitable for children (with and without) Autism.  [Read more…]

Wheels on the Bus Free Printable

The wheels on the bus go round and round printable

If you ever see me out walking with my boys or call to our house unexpectedly you will usually find one of us singing Nursery Rhymes to Conor and Jack. They both absolutely adore music and song, unfortunately myself and the crows outside sound quiet similar but luckily both my boys seem to appreciate my attempts to make them happy through singing (badly) their favorite songs. Music and song really helps them to feel happy and calm so I always try to include what they love in their daily lives.x

The sad part about them both not being able to speak just yet means they can’t “sing” just as you can I would so I am always trying to find ways to encourage their interaction, giving them more control over their environment. One way I can really help them is through Visuals/Communicative aids that help to give them a “voice” when we are having fun together during song time.

As Jack is a only just starting out with PECS (Picture Exchange Communication) I wanted to make sure I created a Visual he could use just as easily as his older brother Conor.  [Read more…]

Happy Printing

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The Friday Freebie Catch Up

Behavior Downloads

Behavior Downloads

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Clothing and the Weather

Autism Clothes Printable

For this week’s Friday Freebie I have created two sets of free downloads to cover the themes of Weather and Clothing.  Many children whether they have Special Needs or not can be quiet confused as to what is the most suitable clothing to wear depending on the weather outside.  [Read more…]

To throw or not to throw

Visual Pecs

Friday Freebie

As part of my Friday Freebie series I also like to create “requested” Printables. I was contacted recently by a Parent who needed some Visuals to explain to her child where he can and cannot “throw” objects. Her little boy has Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and one of his most favorite things to do is to throw objects.

If you didn’t know about SPD or Autism you may think that this little boy is just being “unruly” or “untidy”. In fact by “throwing” objects he is getting great Sensory fun, as the sounds the objects make when they fall give him great auditory input together with the sight of the objects falling help him to Visual Sensory Relief.  [Read more…]

Communication Printable

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When you become a Special Needs Parent of a child with Autism or a child who needs clear visuals to communicate/understand the world around them, then you will need to access to Communication Boards. You can either purchase them through the many brilliant online stores usually can tailor them to your needs or you can make them yourself.

I remember in the early days having no idea how to make them but in recent years I have learned through Trial and Error. As mentioned in my previous Friday Freebie Post (See Itsy Bitsy Spider Printable) I am a week behind in my Friday Freebies so I have created this post to “catch” up.  [Read more…]

Itsy Bitsy

littlepuddins.ieEvery Friday I share a Friday Freebie Download. Last week as I was away I hadn’t time to create one for Friday so this week there will be two Freebie Posts. This is the first of the two.x One of the best ways to help children learn is through fun activities. One of Conor’s favorite pass times is listening to Nursery Rhymes, carrying out their actions and singing along in his own way.

As Halloween is upon us I thought the perfect Nursery Rhyme for this week’s Friday Freebie was the Itsy Bitsy Spider Nursery Rhyme. [Read more…]

Halloween Ready

Hall Prep

Help your child to be Halloween Ready

Halloween can be the most exciting. spooky, fun, adventurous time of the year for children. They will dress up, play party games, go trick or treating,  eat heaps of delicious sweets, go to Halloween parties and have heaps of fun. Children of all abilities want to have fun and be able to experience the same playful milestones we have all experienced growing up.  [Read more…]