October is AAC Awareness Month. AAC stands for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, but what does that mean? What is it, who is it for ,and where can I find good resources to learn more, if AAC is something that could benefit my child, or someone else I know? Those are questions I aim to answer … More AAC: Basic Facts And Helpful Resources
Yesterday we made a special sponge cake which turned out really well, so I thought we should share it here with you, in case you might like to make one too! I took inspiration from this apple cake recipe for the basics, but instead of apples and spices, this delicious cake got it’s flavours from … More Baking Together: Extra Special Sponge Cake With Raisins, Cranberries & More
Here’s the third and final part of my posts on our 30 Days Wild! I’d meant to get this post done a long time ago, but I’m clearly staying true to my life motto of “better late than never”… In case you haven’t read our first two posts about #30DaysWild, please take a look at … More Exploring Nature With #30DaysWild, Part Three: Day 21-30
Time to sum up part two of our 30 Days Wild! If you missed part one, you can find it here: Exploring Nature With #30DaysWild, Part One: Day 1-10. To find out what we did during day 11-20, keep reading below! DAY 11: BEAUTIFUL BINDWEED & A MERMAIDS PURSE On this day, went down … More Exploring Nature With #30DaysWild, Part Two: Day 11-20
Today is 1 July, and throughout the whole of June we’ve been taking part in the ’30 Days Wild’ initiative, hosted by The Wildlife Trusts. What that means is basically that we’ve done at least one thing per day to connect in some way with the nature and wildlife around us. They’ve all been pretty … More Exploring Nature With #30DaysWild, Part One: Day 1-10
There are a great deal of amazing online resources that have been created because of the lockdown/quarantine situation we’re currently living in. One of them is the ‘Home Safari’ from Cincinnati Zoo, and we’ve been using this as one of our learning resources this spring. The amazing zoo keepers do a facebook live every day … More Learning About Porcupines, Sloths & Other Animals, With The Home Safari Resources From Cincinnati Zoo
Working on life skills such as cooking is of great importance to us, especially as we would like our son to achieve a reasonable degree of independence despite his disabilities. If you’ve followed us for a while, you’ll know that baking together is something we enjoy and do on a fairly regular basis. At the … More Baking Together: Colourful Marzipan Lava Cookies (Gluten-Free)
Two years ago I made an Easter playdough mat for Penguin, and posted about it here: Happy Easter Playdough Mat . At the time, we had very recently moved into our house, and the cables for my scanner/printer were somewhere in a box… so I couldn’t scan and share the playdough mat as a printable, as … More Free Printable: Happy Easter Playdough Mat
Today is World Autism Awareness Day (a.k.a. World Autism Day, as some prefer not to use the term ‘awareness’), this week is Autism Awareness Week, and April is Autism Awareness Month. However, as our son Penguin is autistic, we’re just as aware on all the other days, weeks and months of the year, and I … More 3 Autistic Traits I Would Like You To Know About!
Last night I wrote a post titled ‘No School?! No Panic…’, about how I don’t think parents should feel any pressure to mimic school or set up super ambitious schedules for learning at home during these times of school closures, social distancing, and isolation. If you haven’t read the post yet, you can find it … More Special Needs Learning At Home: How Can I Help?