You guys! It's December! You know what that means? It's Christmas up in here! Christmas carols are playing on the radio, freshly cut trees are set up for sale in grocery store parking lots, and our calendar is full with family gatherings and Ugly Christmas Sweater parties! To top it all off, the Sobeys 'Star of Christmas' commercial has been remade, and it brings back all the feels!
We are gearing up for Santa's arrival. I've started addressing our Christmas cards, and decorations are slowing coming out of their storage containers. We are busting out the Christmas cheer at our house! I just love the feeling you get leading up to the holidays - the hustle and bustle, the warmth of carrying on old family traditions, finding the perfect Christmas jammies, and selecting the best and most meaningful presents for our loved ones. Of course, as parents of children with special needs know, this time can also be challenging when it comes to choosing gifts for our little ones.
Thankfully, the awesome folks at Fun and Function have taken some of the guesswork out of it this year, and have created a list of the Best Holiday Gifts for Kids (and Adults) with Sensory Needs. Their 2016 Holiday Gift Guide includes top picks for the upcoming holiday season. If there are children in your life with unique learning, sensory and motor abilities, now is the time to discover some sensory motor tools that make great gifts!
There are some really great selections here! We have a weighted blanket and absolutely love it, and the fiber optic lights and raindrop swing are great features in our sensory room. I would love to try the gel tiles, and the tangram puzzle.. and the Cozy Canoe! How awesome does that look?! I can totally see Brennen (and myself) snuggled in there for a little quiet time and relaxation.
Fun and Function has generously given me a $25 gift card to give away to one of my readers! Just comment below, or on my Facebook page with something you like from the gift guide, or any gift suggestions you might have for a child with special needs. What's on your wish list this Christmas? I know you guys have a lot of great ideas, so let me hear them! I will randomly select a winner on December 9th. Stay tuned!