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From the moment we first meet our children, we dream about who they will become and what lifestyle they might lead. Though what happens when their development isn’t quite as expected, or you’re not sure how to help them progress? It can be a stressful and anxious time.
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Having been a teacher, I always browsed and purchased educational products from the previous shop in Kiama.
Now, as a grandparent I continue to love to visit your expanded business. I am keen to view new toys or regulation products to support my grandchildren’s needs. I have always found your staff knowledgeable,...
NO.1 FAN FOR LIFE!
We came to Starfish for quality sensory and educational resources, we definitely got that! But we found something even better. An incredible team of happy, caring and supportive people who make us feel like family. They go above and beyond for each and every customer. I have to say their products, advice and support improve our...
If you or someone you know is living with Sensory Processing challenges, such as Autism, you may already be well aware of how they react to certain environments, and how to manage their surroundings. However if this is all new to you, or maybe you have a visitor coming, then this could be the first time you may...
Whether we like it or not, screens are here to stay.
From online education to staying in touch with friends and family during lockdown, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep kids away from screens. Technology is vital for staying connected, but what we can do is learn to manage screen time responsibly.
Tablets and phones make great distractions for bored or fidgety...
I think we can safely say that learning to write your own name is probably one of the most fundamental early lessons. Let's face it, you'll need to do it your whole life! So teaching kids to write their name can be daunting.
When children are comfortable with recognising and spelling...
For me, Christmas is all about family, being together and creating special moments with the people we love.
In our household, one of the absolute staples for Christmas, and what always goes down a storm, are new games. Good old fashioned games that we can all really get stuck...
Let's start by talking about what exactly sensory processing is.
Sensory processing refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into responses. Our senses provide information to our brain (and nervous system) - so we can do our best to stay alive but also...
Face masks. A hot topic. And one that could be with us for some time yet.
These are strange times for us as adults. Imagine what it is like for our children. We are all trying to find ways to live and function in what is the 'new normal'. Somehow, we...
Teaching times tables is one of the most common topics we are asked about here at Starfish - and for good reason, they're tricky! And how to teach them can be even trickier.
We all learn in different ways, what may work for one child may not work for another and...
Trying to judge the level of difficulty of something, especially when it is easy for us, is something that can be a hard task in itself. Sometimes we have to stop and ask ourselves, is this too tricky for someone else? Is this book too hard for them?
Knowing your audience...
Lycra Tunnels. We love them.
With these fantastic sensory tools being the featured product of the month, we figured what better time to share some ideas with you on the best ways to make use of these stretchy tubes of fun!
When you're looking for ways to use your Lycra Tunnel from a therapeutic point of view,...
We all love jigsaws. Most of us have being doing them since day dot. They have a fond place in our hearts but can you honestly remember the last time you got started on one for yourself, and not your kids? Well now's the time. And here's why....
Sight words and high frequency words are an important addition to a readers knowledge base because they account for a large number of words they will encounter and therefore assist with fluency and comprehension.
Sight words are words that can't easily be sounded out, completely. A good example is the word...
40 Proprioceptive activities for the classroom. Simple and practical activities to incorporate Proprioceptive into the classroom. 16 A4 sheets to print for your classroom, therapy space or home.