Thursday, 20 February 2020

Why Minecraft is suddenly better than Fortnite

Boy playing Fortnite

Warning: This isn't a gaming post ;-) Despite its appearances, its title and indeed my continuous rant that games and tech benefit my kids - this one isn’t about that. It’s about an 11-year-old autistic boy who has suddenly realised he might like a friend.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Holiday options for our autistic and neurotypical family

Our autistic son in a cabin over looking a lake

Children with autism are all different and come with their own personalities and abilities. But there are some traits that they will share, such as thriving on routine, as most children do. Set schedules can be what helps them, so the thought of sending them off on holiday can be stressful as it is putting them in a situation completely out of their comfort zone.

Friday, 7 February 2020

Number Day 2020 - onesies to help keep kids safe

Child in Onesie

This evening, we've been choosing onesies. It's for Number Day at school tomorrow.  All the kids get to dress up in something involving a number. They can go as simple or crazy as they like, from being a number to just wearing a top with a number on it (I've found Gap tops to be a saviour for this as they often have 1969 on them).

Thursday, 6 February 2020

MummaGames: Apex Legends - how to play alongside the new Revenant legend

Playing Season 4 Apex Legends alongside Revenant

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Season 4 of Apex Legends is now well underway. It brought many changes to weapons, some legends and a brand new legend called Revenant.  If you've not played it before and want to know what it's about check out my beginners post.

Sunday, 2 February 2020

SEND and SpectrumSunday #91


We've gone back to school and are busy coping with the ever changing weather. Whatever you have been up to in the world of SEND and / or autism I'd love to hear about it here on our linky for anything about autism, mental health, education, special educational needs and disabilities and associated topics.  

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Making lanterns for ChineseNewYear

Chinese Lanterns

We did this great activity at a Skylarks play sessions making lanterns for Chinese New Year. This is a great motor skills development activity for kids at any stage looking develop them.  It works on cutting and bilateral motor skills with gluing and sticking.

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Is my child autistic?

My autistic son

I remember the exact moment when I thought Anthony might be different. When he wasn't doing something that all the other kids in the antenatal mums group were doing.  I had my suspicions and was soon asking myself, is my child autistic?

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

The lights at Kew with our autistic and neurotypical family

Jane walks through the Trees at Christmas at Kew

Last weekend saw the end of Christmas at Kew, an after dark winter walk around Kew Gardens full of magical light displays, music and the odd fair ground ride thrown in for good measure. We don't get out much during the holidays but took this special trip out as it appeals to our autistic kids sensory side so much.

Sunday, 5 January 2020

SEND and SpectrumSunday #90


Happy New Year!  Over the last week our house has slowly changed as we help our lot cope with the change around their home back to normality. Whatever you have been up to in the world of SEND and / or autism I'd love to hear about it here on our linky for anything about autism, mental health, education, special educational needs and disabilities and associated topics.  

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