Plastic Free Party – perfect the young eco-warrior

A plastic free party is not exactly a new or revolutionary concept. Thanks to young activists such as Greta Thunberg and Isra Hirsi. As well as government initiatives, like Italy’s new law regarding climate change education. We are living in a world that is becoming increasingly aware of how human consumption impacts our environment. More…

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Gift Ideas for 5 – 7 year olds

With Christmas just around the corner and B’s 5th birthday only at the weekend just gone, I thought I would share my favourite gift ideas for 5 – 7 year olds.

Birthday Party Ideas for Under 5’s

We love Birthday Parties in our family! The boys have had birthday parties for their 1st, 3rd & 5th birthdays. We will be taking a break with a focus on birthday experiences until W’s 10th birthday (which is just over 3 years away)! So this week is our last big ‘birthday week’ for a while….

Is Rome Racist?

I honestly don’t know how to answer this question, but during our recent trip, the signs were there. A lot of my friends have visited Italy and had a great time, a few of my friends are Italian and I have been welcomed into their homes like a long lost family member at mealtimes. I…

SEN Travel: Step Five

It’s the last blog in the SEN Travel series! We have covered travel toolkits, travel schemes, local/international travel, and of course other people. Now, the steps I’ve mentioned in my blogs don’t need to be followed in any particular order, it’s just the way I do things but what works for my family, may not…

SEN Travel: Step Four

I want you to imagine the following scenario: You followed all the steps in the SEN Travel blog series; you picked up the hidden disability lanyard from the assistance desk at the airport, you’d prepared the social story weeks in advance and had all the sensory/distraction activities and snacks packed into your rucksack. You get…

SEN Travel: Step Three

Steps 1 and 2 covered international travel; identifying airport assistance schemes and creating you travel ‘toolkit’. Not everybody is able to travel abroad so Step 3 will cover travelling within your country. Steps 1 and 2 still apply but you won’t be as restricted with your toolkit as you are when travelling by plane. Here…

SEN Travel: Step Two

This blog is all about creating your TRAVEL TOOLKIT. You probably already have a toolkit you use on a daily basis, because W has both ASD and DCD (a neurodisability that affects coordination) my daily toolkit usually involves: a motor skills activity a play skills activity a sensory activity visual timetable social story (for new…

SEN Travel: Step One

I’ve dedicated a blog series to answering any questions surrounding SEN and single parent travel. #autism #singleparent #travel #sen #asd #singleparentravel #sentravel #blogseries