Support a Child in Potty Training: Toilet Training Tips for children with and without sensory sensitivities, learn with emily dot com

Support a Child in Potty Training: Toilet Training Tips for Children With and Without Sensory Sensitivities

Most typically developing children are ready and able to potty train sometime between 2 1/2 and 3 years of age. If you wait until a child is ready, they will likely potty train themselves over a few days. This has been my experience with most of my own children. There are things you can do […]

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A review of twig and Tale's wild things shoe pattern, learn with emily dot com

A Review of Twig and Tale’s Wild Things Shoe Pattern

I am always on the search for footwear for my autistic children that will be tolerated. Sensory sensitivities make shoe shopping especially difficult for some of my children. I recently bought the Twig and Tale Wild Things Shoe Pattern and am very pleased with the results. Pattern Overview Twig and Tale has 2 shoe patterns. […]

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Christmas Picture Books for Holiday Story Time, learn with emily dot com

Christmas Picture Books for Your Holiday Tradition

One of my favorite childhood memories with the holiday season was when it was time to pull out the Christmas picture books. Through the  month of December, I would enjoy my favorite Chirstmas stories with my mom. I have continued that tradition with my own children. The post includes some of my favorite Chirstmas picture […]

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DIY Washable Weighted Blanket, learn with emily dot com

DIY Washable Weighted Blanket

Weighted blankets are often recommended for providing calming deep pressure input for individuals with anxiety, ADHD, ASD, and insomnia. The blanket contains some kind of weighting material distributed throughout the blanket to provide overall deep pressure input. This tutorial described the process I use to make a DIY washable weighted blanket. Disclaimer: This tutorial explains […]

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A review of Randomise: a fun family or group game, learn with emily dot com

A Review of Randomise: A Fun Family or Group Game

Are you looking for a fun game to do with the whole family? Randomise is a fun game where players draw, act, or describe phrases for their team to guess. I received the game of Randomise in exchange for writing this review.   Overview of Randomise Randomise is a cross between charades, Pictionary, and Taboo. Players can […]

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Is your child getting enough iron? Symptoms and Treatment of a diet-based iron deficiency, learn with emily dot com

Is Your Child Getting Enough Iron? Symptoms and Treatment for a Diet-Based Iron Deficiency

Children who have a restricted diet due to sensory sensitivities or other eating challenges may have an iron deficiency. Although many foods are fortified with iron, children with a restricted diet may not be getting enough for their needs. After considering symptoms, I suspected that one of my autistic children had iron-deficient anemia due to […]

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