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How children understanding their sensory preferences boosts self-regulation skills.

Hey, parents! Today, we want to chat to you about how your child and you understanding their child's sensory preferences can be the key to unlocking their self-regulation skills – which is a vital tool for navigating life's ups and downs with confidence and resilience.

Picture this: Your child is like a ship sailing through the ocean of life, encountering different waves and currents along the way. Self-regulation acts as their trusty compass, guiding them through stormy seas and calm waters alike. It empowers them to manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviours, even when faced with challenges.

Now, let's delve into how understanding sensory preferences plays a crucial role in enhancing their self-regulation abilities. Imagine your child is in a bustling room filled with sights, sounds, and smells. While some children thrive in this environment, others may find it overwhelming. By understanding their sensory preferences, your child can recognize when they're feeling overstimulated and learn coping strategies to bring themselves back to a calm state.

So, how can you empower your child to understand their sensory preferences and develop their self-regulation skills?

It starts with becoming detectives together, exploring the fascinating world of the 8 senses – sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, movement, heavy muscle work and bodily sensations. Each child has their own unique sensory preferences, whether it's the feel of sand between their toes or the soothing scent of lavender. By tuning into these preferences, you can help your child identify what helps them feel calm, focused, and content.

Next, consider providing your child with sensory tools – like a supersquadster's utility belt filled with gadgets to help them face challenges. These could be simple items like a stress ball, noise-cancelling headphones, or a weighted blanket. By offering these tools, you empower your child to self-regulate and navigate through various environments with greater ease.

But here's the good part – as your child learns to understand their sensory preferences and develop self-regulation skills, they become the squadsterheroes of their own stories. They gain the confidence to tackle obstacles, adapt to new situations, and bounce back from setbacks with resilience and determination.

By helping your child understand their sensory preferences, you're providing them with invaluable tools to thrive in a world full of sensory experiences. This is exactly why we developed our innovative 'Understanding Sensory Processing through stories' course. For more details visit

Until next time, keep nurturing, keep supporting, and never underestimate the incredible impact you have on your child's nervous system.

Kate and Nicole

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