October is full of reasons to celebrate around here! As many of you know, our new project, Project Sensory, is launching this month and we couldn’t be more excited. The timing couldn’t be more perfect, as this month is also Sensory Processing Awareness month. If you are a regular here, you know just how much our family struggles with sensory processing and the affects it has our family. That is why I thought it would be really fun to launch our new site and this month with a month-long challenge!
Are you ready to take the Sensory Processing Awareness challenge?
Come on, it will be really fun, I promise!
To celebrate Sensory Processing Awareness Month, we are hosting a social media photo challenge. We are really excited about this challenge and hope you will join in.
At Project Sensory, we believe that all children deserve the right tools to support their sensory systems. Every child has 7 (actually 8) sensory systems, therefore requiring organization and support in each of these systems.
Our goal is to make Project Sensory a place where parents, educators, and caregivers can come to find information, resources and tools to help support their child’s sensory systems.
Often times “sensory needs” are only associated with a child that has been diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ADHD. Unfortunately, unless you know a child who truly stuggles with more than one sensory system, many have never even heard of the extensive research and resources available to help their child with every day struggles.
It is our goal to change that! We believe that ALL children have sensory needs and we can help grow a community that supports these children in their every day lives.
As a way to get everyone thinking about the Sensory Needs of All Children, we are hosting a social media challenge. To make it even more fun, we are giving away one of our Sensory Fix™ Toolkits at the end of the month! (valid in US only).
Here’s How the Sensory Awareness Challenge Works:
1. Download the 100 Sensory Activities Printable
2. Hang it up at home or school so you are reminded every day to use the chart
3. Try to include at least one sensory activity in your day every day in October.
4. Take a picture of you and/or your child doing a sensory activity
6. Add this message to your photo:
“Got my #sensoryfix thanks to @projectsensory! Have you gotten yours today?”
7. Finally, Tag a friend to take the challenge with you
*Each entry will be entered in one drawing for a Sensory Fix™ Toolkit. Contest is open from October 1-October 31. Winners will be randomly selected and must live within the US. GOOD LUCK
We can’t wait to see how you support your child’s sensory needs this month and beyond! Be sure to check out all the other exciting things happening this month as well!
More Ways to Celebrate Sensory Awareness Month
A 5 Week Series Covering Over 40 Behaviors (all rooted in Sensory Needs)
I am extremely excited to announce our series on Everyday Kid Behaviors and the sensory behind the behavior. Over the course of 5 weeks we will share stories, resource, and tools to support your child’s sensory needs. I encourage you to take a look at the list below and see if you see any familiar behaviors in a child you know.
I hope you follow along during this exciting and informative series because parenting can be hard. Lets face it, the more we understand our children’s behaviors the more we are able to connect with them. Which, of course, is our ultimate goal.
Although, our first “Sensory Backpack” was born out of necessity when our oldest son was having difficulties in the public school setting due to sensory processing disorder, we have used this backpack on a daily basis with all of the children in our family.
They are great for car trips, outings, and even transitions to new schools.
In fact, we find that his siblings, friends and relatives enjoy using the toolkit just as much as him and it has become our mission to help ALL CHILDREN get the tools they need to be successful.
Be sure to hop over to Project Sensory™ for your chance to win your kit today. While you are there, dig around a bit and you will find 15 giveaways! Super FUN!
Giveaways, Giveaways, and More Giveaways
This month (and into next month) there are so many opportunities for you to win!
- Sensory Fix™ Giveaways: We are starting out with 15 giveaways over on Project Sensory™ as a thank you for everyone’s support and to help spread awareness this month.
- Flash Giveaways: Make sure you are following both Lemon Lime Adventures and Project Sensory for flash giveaways of our favorite products this month and next.
- Exciting Product Giveaways: We strongly believe in spreading awareness of sensory processing and the sensory needs of all children. That is why we are going to work extra hard to bring you a posts about a few of our favorite products along with some simple giveaways attached to them. Be sure to sign up for the newsletters if you have not already, so you don’t miss a thing.
Sensory Support Group
Do you know a child that seeks or avoids sensory input? Do you have a child with extreme sensory needs? Has this post touched you in some way? I would love to know! Please send me a message or leave a comment. It helps when we know we are not alone. To join over 1,000 other parents, educators and caregivers for support, Click the picture below to join our Support Group for Sensory Needs.