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My Puffin play couch for sensory kids

Finding the Best Toys and Furnishings for Sensory Children

by Deborah Brooks  I didn’t think my youngest was overly sensitive to physical things. Surely, he was just being picky or wanting more attention. But he was my only child who complained about shirt tags, cried if I put him in footed sleepers, and very quickly became attached to certain blankets ...
My Puffin is designed for differently wired kids

Designed for Differently Wired Kids

By Sperry Bilyea  My Puffin was designed with differently wired kids in mind. Our materials (soft chenille fabrics or soft smooth vinyl), hidden zippers (for safety), and low odor foam all provide the perfect environment for kids who need a safe active place to play or a quiet retreat. My Puffin ...
Kids Sleep Meditation: 6 Daily Practice Dos and Don’ts

Kids Sleep Meditation: 6 Daily Practice Dos and Don’ts

What are the key dos and don’ts of pre-sleep routines? I’ll fill you in. Plus, you will learn about one of my favorite items to incorporate in pre-sleep routines for kids. Bonus: adults may like it, too! So, if you, your child(ren), or your family has been struggling to get enough quality sleep, this one is for you.
Ditch Your Toy Box?!

Ditch Your Toy Box?!

By Deborah Brooks  The best advice I received about my playroom was to get rid of my toy box! You heard it--no one should have a big toy box that becomes a dumping ground for toys. This was one of the many tips from my talk with Connie Huson, playroom consultant and former kindergarten teacher. Y...
Should we Bring Back Home Ec and Shop Classes?

Should we Bring Back Home Ec and Shop Classes?

By Deborah Brooks  When I was in grade school we had to take Home Economics classes in both grade 7 and 8. Generally the girls took Home Ec and the boys took Machine Shop. I learned the basics of cooking and sewing and had a good time in each class. These might be the only skills I learned in gr...