Part of having a sensory kid is also about recognizing ways you can help your child be more independent. Your child may be struggling with every day activities that hinder their own independence and feeling of confidence.
I know my son was feeling defeated with being able to get his own cereal in the morning. He didn’t feel like an independent child… he felt like one who couldn’t help himself.
After thinking about what would help him, we got plastic containers he could easily open and close himself and put the containers on the bottom shelf of the pantry so he could easily reach them.
Although this book focuses on toddlers and preschoolers, it can certainly be helpful in creating a more independent environment for older kids who still struggle with fine motor or other sensory issues. (This post contains affiliate links.)
eBook: Preparing Your Hands-On Environment (Encourage an Independent Child)
Not sure how to get started in setting up your home for an active and inquisitive toddler or preschooler? In Preparing Your Hands-On Environment, learn 5 easy steps to setting up your home to be an inviting place for your child to explore and encourage independence, one room at a time.
Do you struggle with too many toys, catch all places, clutter or a disorganized space for your child? Author Heather Greutman does, and that’s why she created this ebook, giving you 5 easy steps to help focus on what is important to have in your home to encourage independence, one room at a time.
In this ebook we will discuss the following things:
- An Introduction to a Hands-On Environment
- Focus on Access NOT Limitations
- Focus on Quality NOT Quantity
- Follow the Child
- Routines that Encourage Independence
Finish with some great printable cheat sheets to help you brain storm your child’s strengths, areas of interest and ways to add hands-on elements to each room in your home.