Today I am officially launching my new eBook, Sensory Bins: the What, the How & the Why. We’ve been using sensory bins in our home now for a few years and they have helped my kids tremendously. Four of my kids have SPD (sensory processing disorder) and of all the things we’ve tried, sensory bins have been the easiest to implement and have had the greatest impact.
I first decided to write a book about sensory bins when I noticed how many moms had never heard of them. We would have kids over to play and they would naturally gravitate towards the sensory bin. It didn’t seem to matter whether it was a child with sensory issues or not and I noticed that kids of all ages were enjoying them. Moms would comment to me that usually an activity is never able to hold their child’s attention for more than a few minutes and yet they would play with my sensory bin for between fifteen minutes and an hour.
The moms were astounded and wanted to learn how to make their own. I began telling more and more people about them, fielding questions and sharing ideas. This led me to the idea of putting all the information in one place that is easy to access and can reach more people.
In the book, I share information about how to assemble sensory bins, explain why they are important, provide storage tips, share recipes for different types of sensory dough, and have printable lists of ideas for sensory bin bases, containers and items to fill them with. I hope that this guide will help others to easily create these wonderful hands-on learning experiences for their children or students.
Sensory Bins: the What, the How & the Why is available to purchase for $2.99 on pdf, Kindle, Kobo, or Nook. To celebrate the launch of this new book, I will be featuring a sensory bin or sensory activity each day this week. I’d love it if you’d help me spread the word!