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Introducing Children To Glitter

These are five of my very favourite glitter-filled activities to increase motivation and learning for children who have autism.

I am a huge fan of everything Fall. I am convinced the learning possibilities are all around. You can integrate all sorts of things into your kid’s program by using a bit of imagination and expert guidance!

A family-friendly and educational event for children and families

Go on an unforgettable walk through the Fall. Take acorns and collect them while you’re out in the open. Take them home and embellish your acorns using glitter.

Color matching and sorting

It is possible to work on colors with 2 or 3 different colors in this game. Make sure that you have at least two Acorns painted with the same color . Have your child compare them, sort them according to color, etc.

Encourage your child to participate in pretend games.

Make use of your acorns that you’ve painted for pretend play with your child! Feed a stuffed squirrel , and place acorns on the child’s kitchen counter for pretend play.

Build fine motor skills

Encourage your child to collect Acorns with tweezers in various sizes and shapes that require various quantities of hand strength as well as preciseness.

You can even make these fun and vibrant homemade glitter acorns to play the Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game!

Halloween is coming up and we’re obsessed with all things pumpkins in my learning home at the moment!

Playdough pumpkin pie? YES!

Pumpkin lattes? YES!

Pumpkin carving? YES!

Why not create glitter pumpkins? It’s a fun and sparkling way to celebrate Halloween, Halloween, and the month of October. I highly recommend that adding it in your calendar of activities at home to enjoy this wonderful month of October.

Help your child learn to follow the steps

Make the pumpkin.
Apply glue.
Make use of a spoon to cover with glitter.

Build fine motor skills

Holding a spoon, scooping out glitter, then dropping it on the pumpkin… these tasks are all requiring fine motor skills and preciseness. Helping your child perform the steps repeatedly will help them develop these vital abilities. You might require decorating up to 4 or 3 pumpkins, which is fantastic because you really can’t be too festive for Halloween. Do you think I’m right? !

Learn to teach your child how to create and appreciate the beauty of a space

All children need their own space that they can identify as their own, and they must be taught to respect and cherish it. This applies to children with special needs as well as non-verbal children and the many children sharing the same space. Everyone deserves their own private sacred space regardless of whether that spot is just a tiny reading space in the corner of a room.

If your child is given an exclusive space in your home, they is required to add elegance to the space. Perhaps you think that your child isn’t aware of these sorts of touches, but in reality, he is. A room that is filled with objects that entice your child’s attention and inspire your child to stay there for a while is crucial to create an educational environment that is devoted to your child.

Glitter shoes are among my list of top fun learning activities that are filled with glitter!

The glitter shoes are included featured on this list since your child’s enthusiasm to study is biggest obstacle or opportunity in the process of the education of your child.

What is the reason I wrote barriers or opportunities? I wrote this to highlight the fact that the motivation of your child could very be a great occasion to get your child in thousands of educational activities that are fun and enjoyable. Lack of motivation for your child could be the reason you are behind in reaching your child’s potential.

Shoes with glitter can be the incentive to learn. I’m adamant.

Self-help training / autonomy

If you’re teaching your child more independent and you intend to teach them how to put on shoes, then using glitter for painting can be a great incentive to get them interested in shoes. In my school we’re always looking for methods to teach essential self-help abilities that are usually not particularly interesting to children (putting in shoes, using the bathroom, wearing coats and so on.). I’ve discovered that embellishing the shoes of a child (inside or out) is a great way of motivating them to practice putting shoes on. The idea of “putting the shoes onto” as a way of being outside, can be beneficial also.

Family art project

Making glitter shoes could be a great family project that provides sensory benefits. It can also help improve your child’s focus on the task at hand! Enjoy.

Teach your child how to ASK

I recommend you to use these cute little pouches to help your child learn to ask. Do you have a child who loves playing with miniature cars? Put one in the pouch, then show your child the location by opening the pouch and saying that the car is inside and pointing it out. Then , close the pouch and let your child write “car” or use the word “car” according to the level of communication your child has.

Learn to teach your child how to tidy up after themselves

Make use of these adorable, embellished glitter pouches to collect small objects like coins or marbles. Your child should put them into the pouch, one at a time.

I am a fan of feathers during the therapy I do!

I have many bags and they come in all sorts of fun colors and sizes! I’m going to give you more enjoyable therapy games and activities that require feathers, but for today we’re talking about glitter! Sparkling feathers.
Enjoy some sensory play

Create the feathers together with your kid (another enjoyable, family-friendly craft!) and then use them to gently rub your child gently on the hand, foot, arm or neck. They can also be used to tickle the face and neck.