Mealtime makes for an incredibly rich sensory experience between the smells, sounds, tastes and textures. Couple that with the fact that our mouth is one of the most densely populated areas of our body when it comes to tactile receptors - it's easy to see how it can become a lot for little ones to process!
We created this resource to present research-backed principles in a quick "cheat sheet" format. Helpful for caregivers, parents and therapists, this download provides 7 tips for taking the stress out of feeding and eating.
Interested in more on this topic? Stay tuned for a future resource that goes into more depth on the occupation of eating!
Encourage your child's active participation within this activity by having them remove the characters as they take each deep breath, for a total of 5 to help them back to a state of calm.
Check out our other resources below!
- Sensory Simplified Part 1: All 8 Systems (+BONUS: Oral Sensory Processing)
- *FREE* Sensory Simplified: "The Great 8" Educational Handout
- Sensory Diet Resource Packet
Motor Planning + Gross Motor:
- Core Engagement
- Midline Crossing
- Brain Breaks Bundle
- PrintableGross Motor Exercise Activity: 2-sided Card Deck for Brain Breaks
Handwriting and Fine Motor:
Visual Motor/Visual Perceptual:
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