Sensory Kit for Community Outings, Travel, or Family Parties

  • Having a bag on hand with some of your child’s favorite toys can help make the holidays, travel, and family parties a little more enjoyable!
  • Keep 5-10 things in the bag at a time, switching out games or highly preferred toys to maintain novelty. You can place it all in a backpack and have your child carry it for some extra proprioceptive input!
  • It can also be a place that you store some favorite snacks for your child, especially if you are going out to eat or to a family dinner.

Essentials

  • Body Sock
    • If your child becomes sensitive to loud noises or visual overload, bring along a body sock as a portable sensory room. This is a way to give your child a huge hug in public. Test out with your child at home and work to build a positive relationship with the body sock (magic carpet rides, sack races, portable swing)

  • Headphones
    • Depending on your child’s sensitivity to auditory input, you can provide noise-canceling/ reduction headphones or headphones to play calming music. Check with your child’s occupational therapist to determine his or her specific needs!

  • Toy or activity that your child can complete and remain engaged in Check with your child’s team if you’d like some additional advice on which activities would be best!

Blue Bird Day fosters socialization, sensory regulation, and pre-academic learning in children ages 2-7 years in therapeutic rotations that simulate  preschool and kindergarten settings. Our compassionate therapists practice a relationship-based and family-centered approach, provide parent training, and collaborate on goals and individualized intensive treatment plans for your child.

We believe in a collaborative and multi-disciplinary team approach to therapy. A team of occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, dietitians, developmental therapists, behavioral therapists, physical therapists, and therapeutic assistants are created for each child to ensure child and family are fully supported and the best possible results are achieved.  

Options for individualized, group and virtual therapy sessions are available as well. 

Want to learn more or you have a specific question? Feel free to connect with us here! 

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