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Christmas Themed – Calm Down Glitter Bottle Timer

Thanks so much for this beautiful, simple idea sent to us by one of our families.

Have you tried making and using a glitter-filled calm down bottle timer to help your little ones? It’s easy to put a Christmas theme into them by using festive colours and adding seasonal themed sequins or beads.

With so many versions on the internet, here is a blog post from my Crazy Blessed Life with tried and tested instructions to make your own. While Mama OT explains how the bottles can work by aiding self-regulation http://mamaot.com/sensory-calm-down-bottle/

And a Christmas themed jar from Teaching Mama

Christmas Sensory Bottle

Don’t forget there is still time for you to win a copy of Love Jean by entering our Christmas time book give away. Share your Christmas themed sensory ideas with our community… by leaving a comment on one of our Christmas themed blog posts or on our facebook page … before the 15th December 2018

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25 Days and counting…Starting with Christmas Tree day and our Christmas time give away…

For many families, the 1st of December is the day we put up our Christmas tree and start to decorate our homes, signalling the start of the Christmas season.

Here is a lovely Christmas tree themed tactile craft activity to try with your little ones from Wonderbaby.

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http://www.wonderbaby.org/articles/tactile-christmas-tree-craft 

love jean book

So for Christmas competition time, we have another copy of Love Jean to give away and this month it will go to the best Christmas themed sensory activity shared with our community.  Share your favourite ideas with us, be as creative as you can, they can be art, craft, food, movement or play ideas, or maybe you could even design a Christmas themed sensory ladder with your occupational therapist.

Entries are welcomed from everyone … therapists, parents teachers, and friends.  Comment on this blog post with your ideas, or on our facebook page to be in with a chance of winning. The winner will be chosen on 15th December 2018.

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