Welcome to the Sign Of The Week.

I hope you are keeping well and staying nice and cosy as the winter sets in! Our next sign has been inspired by the freeeeezing weather outside. I’m really feeling the cold myself – being from Barcelona I’m not used to such low temperatures!

If you haven’t already guessed… the sign I have picked for next week is?COLD.

Some children find it quite difficult to deal with the changing seasons. Often, children with special needs can feel uncomfortable with extra layers, woolly jumpers or thicker socks. It’s a good idea to start talking about winter clothes at calmer times – not when you are rushing out in the mornings! Books such as “Buster gets dressed” by Rod Campbell, are also a great way to talk about clothing and the layers of clothes that we use in winter.

Even with all of this preparation, some children will still struggle with extra clothes. You can try to work around this by looking for lightweight winter jackets that offer lots of warmth. These can be more costly, but they can make life a bit easier, especially in the morning rush!

Another big change for children during the winter months is the limited time that they spend outdoors. This can be difficult when children are spending lots of time indoors in school and then again at home. Some schools have sensory rooms that the children can use, or students with special needs can visit the P.E. hall for movement breaks. At home it can be a bit trickier if space is limited, to help with this – some parents visit indoor play centres during quieter times.

My own son strongly dislikes the wind and rain, even a slight drizzle on his face can upset him, so we avoid going out if the weather is bad. On more pleasant winter days, we wrap up and go out for long walks with the promise of a tasty hot chocolate in a nice caf? to look forward to, which is a treat for me too!

So the sign of the week starting on Monday the 25th?of November is?COLD.

What other signs would you like to learn?
Let me know and I will incorporate them into the Sign of The Week.

Let?s #spreadthel?mh this season.

Enjoy the video!

Sign Of The Week – COLD