5 Proven Ways To Build Resilience In Your Child
Gift Ideas That Promote Resilience & Emotional Health For Children
It’s that special time of year again! 🎄
Despite all the craziness of this year, the holidays are coming soon & we have you covered. We have curated a list of our favorite gifts that promote the development of resilience & emotional health in children.
If you are looking to give the children in your world, meaningful gifts, then check out our gift guide below.
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GIFTS FOR CHILDREN WITH SENSORY NEEDS
Sensory children include highly sensitive children, children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), & Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
These children benefit from activities that help their nervous system return to a state of calm, as well as intentional sensory experiences to give their brain the sensory input it’s craving.
Weighted blankets are an incredible tool to help your child return to a calm state.
Research has found that weighted blankets are helpful for reducing anxiety, de-escalation of meltdowns & sensory overload, reducing stress hormones, & calming your child’s nervous system.
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Noise-cancelling headphones are an essential tool when raising a sensory child.
Overstimulation is a cause of many meltdowns. You can use noise-cancelling headphones to create a quiet environment for your child, or to play a calming audiobook.
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Fidgets & Sensory toys are another calming tool for sensory children. They have been shown to improve concentration & attention to tasks, while also increasing emotional regulation.
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GIFTS TO PROMOTE RESILIENCE & EMOTIONAL HEALTH
The Boy Who Stood Up Tall – our children’s book about courage is the perfect gift for the children in your world.
Our children’s book covers topics of fear, courage & bravery from a psychologically-based perspective, written in a metaphor story for children (ages 4-8 yrs). It is especially helpful for highly sensitive children.
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GIFTS TO PROMOTE CREATIVITY & IMAGINATION
Open-ended toys promote imagination & creativity far more than any other type of toys or activities.
This is because they have no direct end result & are therefore engaged more creatively by children, than activities that have one direct goal in mind.
Here are some of our favorite open-ended toys & activities:
Duplo & Lego building blocks are incredible tools to encourage your children to increase their fine motor skills, while engaging their creativity and imagination.
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Magnet Tiles are another type of building block activity. The blocks connect together through magnets, making these builds very engaging & hours of fun!
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Arts & Crafts are practical ways to encourage creativity in your child. Young children love creating, making, drawing and painting.
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So make your list, & check it twice, for meaningful gifts for the children in your world these holidays!