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Munchables Founder Laura and her son at their launch

Munchables Turns 8!

Thank you to all of my customers during the last eight years. This has been an incredible journey of growth personally and professionally.
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Make Sensory Calm Down Bottles for Children

DIY Sensory Calm Down Bottle Recipes

Make your own DIY Sensory Calm Down Bottle
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Mindful Breathing Activities For Children

Mindful Breathing Activities For Children

Teaching our children to be mindful, is teaching them long term life skills that will help them as they grow. These life skills will minimize their anxiety and stress, improve their focus, increase their happiness and improve their ability to cope when they find life getting too overwhelming or overstimulating. Make mindful activities a positive part of their day. This...
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Heavy Work Activities 

Heavy Work Activities 

Heavy work can be great calming activities for children and adults who have Sensory Processing Disorder. Heavy work activities are great for decreasing anxiety and regulating our sensory proprioceptive system. Heavy work is lifting, pushing or pulling.  Children and adults with Sensory Processing Disorder or Autism often need to chew to self regulate. The more sensory input they have in...
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Inspirational Quotes For Special Needs Parents

Inspirational Quotes For Special Needs Parents

Inspirational Quotes for Parents of children with autism, ADHD and more.
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20 Ideas for A Successful Sensory Christmas

20 Ideas for A Successful Sensory Christmas

Try keeping to your routine as much as possible. Using a visual schedule can be helpful. Remember, it's ok to have only close family over for Christmas. If you decide to go out, explain your child’s sensory challenges to family and friends ahead of time. Have a designated quiet space set aside for your child to be alone if they...
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New Lanyard Options Available

New Lanyard Options Available

Introducing Two New Lanyard Options! The first new style is a thick, smooth satin ribbon Lanyard with a durable breakaway clasp, while the second is a belt-clip style Retractable Lanyard. Either of these options can be used with Munchables chews or fidgets to prevent dropped, lost or thrown items. The Munchables Retractable Lanyards feature a retractable cord with 4 optional attachment points -...
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Halloween Ideas For Children Who Have Sensory Processing Disorder

Halloween Ideas For Children Who Have Sensory Processing Disorder

1. Preparing your child for Halloween and what to expect is so important. This will reduce anxiety. Visual calendars are a great tool to prepare them. 2. Their costumes should be comfortable and not scary. Let them choose the costume they will be wearing. Less is best. Most children with SPD don't like masks or bulky costumes. Never force your...
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Research on Sensory Processing Disorder

Research on Sensory Processing Disorder

Want to know more about the ongoing research into Sensory Processing Disorders? Juliana Bunim wrote a fantastic article for the University of California San Francisco back in 2013. I have shared it in its entirety below: Breakthrough Study Reveals Biological Basis for Sensory Processing Disorders in Kids By Juliana Bunim The image shows areas of the brain that can be affected...
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Top 5 Sensory Books For Kids

Top 5 Sensory Books For Kids

Looking for books to explain Sensory Processing Disorder to children? Here are our top 5 picks: 1. Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need by Gabi Garcia Big emotions can be overwhelming! Help your...
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