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HORNBY TRAINS

HORNBY TRAINS How many of us would have fond memories of our first Hornby trains? Trains have always held a peculiar fascination, and still do, despite the demise of the original steam monsters that once graced our tracks. The fact that there are so many preserved railways operating with lovingly rebuilt and restored steam locomotives, and […]

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My First Steiff Bear

Steiff Teddy Bears If you’ve ever been lucky enough to own or have owned a Steiff Bear, then you will know the quality of their toys. Most owners will say they “I remember my first steiff bear” with great fondness. Steiff teddy bears are probably one of the best known and best loved teddy bears […]

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34 Edible Sensory Play Ideas For Kids That Put Everything in Their Mouth

Not an article by ourselves, nor directly related to autism, however I feel it applies perhaps even more strongly here. Plus, nom, food.

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The reason I jump

Written by an autistic child of only 13 years old, this book gives a rare insight into the reasons behind his behavior.. The reason he jumps, as it were. Written with emotion, you feel his joy, pain and wonder at the world. “”The Reason I Jump” is a Rosetta stone. . . . I had […]

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Mr Men and helping your child to make friends

Children with autism or Aspergers syndrome often perceive their own personality or that of others differently. When asked to what they or themselves or other children are like, descriptions relating to height, age or appearance are used. If personality is described, it will tend to focus simply on whether someone is ‘nice’ or not. Non-autistic […]

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The hug machine

You may not be aware of, Temple Grandin, a high functioning autistic, I highly recommend you read her website and her accomplishments. One of the things I found most remarkable, was her invention of the ‘hug box’ essentially a machine that squeezes, an autistic person cannot always ask another person for hugs, the social interaction being uncomfortable. […]

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Idea’s for sensory play for autistic children

  There are no real wrong idea’s for toys for special children, in fact some of the simplest idea’s will sometimes provide the most fun. A cardboard box can become a fort, a sofa and a blanket can become a castle to defend.. I’ll cover low-cost/free items around the home in a later article. For […]

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Gift ideas for autistic children

Toys “R” Us released its rundown of ten toys that are awesome for youngsters on the autistic spectrum recently. This guide should offer friends and family of autistic children a few options for finding toys that give the best chances for fun and learning.

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Dealing with tantrums in autistic children

People may think children with autism do not have emotions. This is patently untrue, they just have a different way of showing them, and will need care in helping to deal with them. When things go wrong, they hit them far harder than they would a neuro-typical child. It’s a difficult topic, and extremely challenging […]

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