Ideas to Beat School Vacation Week Boredom

Activities and Ideas for School Vacation Week

School vacation week can, let’s face it, be a dreadful time for parents and kids alike. When school vacation is also in the cold, dark winter, kids can be bouncing off the walls. As parents,… read more


Autism Pick: Rubiks Race

This month I picked a game I discovered during a TV segment last month. Traditional Rubik’s Cubes are often considered great for kids on the spectrum, because of their strategy and figdet-friendly aspects. But this new… read more


Top 7 Autism Friendly Holiday Toys

The Toy Insider’s Hot 20, Top Tech 12, and STEM 10 lists feature the best toys for the 2016 holiday season. They are picked by The Toy Insider team of editors for their awesome play… read more


Snack Attack: Fighting Afterschool Hunger

As a parent, the most dreaded phrase to hear is “are we there yet?,” followed closely by, “I’m starving!” Of course, kids are known for saying this as if they will die if they don’t… read more

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Four Fun Activities using Real Apples

Our family always has apple picking on our fall agenda. If you do, then you want to check out this post with apple picking tips! However, once you pick those bushels of apples, what do… read more


Autism Pick: Fast Flip

My Autism game pick for August is Fast Flip from Blue Orange Games. One of the most notable benefits of the game is that there are many ways to play. As a result, it gives caregivers and… read more

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Tips for Successful Play Transitions

Every parent has, at one point or another, dealt with a tantrum or meltdown when asking their child to stop playing. Can you blame them? Who wants to put away the Hot Wheels to mope… read more