How amazing is our new sensory room! I could just sit in it for hours ❤️❤️
#sensoryroom
#portmarnockarchclub
#juniorandseniormembers
#aplacetoregulate
#ahappyplace
#myhappyplace
#imbesotted
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‘Sometimes we have to get loud before we get quiet’. Have you heard this saying before? Well it’s true!As adults most of us have learnt what we need to do to regulate ourselves. However children, need to be taught. A great way to teach self regulation is with high energy games, songs and activities. Let them get their sillies out so that they can learn how to be calm, focused and how to regulate themselves. Allowing them to get silly or play is a great way to release tension/stress/sadness/anxiety etc.
#getyoursilliesout
#Highenergyhelpsselfregulation
#getloudsothatyoucangetquiet
#simpletools
#visuallearning
#happyhealthychildren
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When Elsa met Elsa 💕. Every Sunday we run a club for children with DS. On Sunday we had a Disney themed disco. Disney songs were belted out and the best time was had by all.
#whenelsametelsa
#frozen
#disney
#disneydisco
#disneycharactors
#disneysongs
#dancing
#singing
#happiness
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What a fun week we’ve had. It was great to meet everyone on Tuesday @praxiscare Clongriffen. The participation was phenomenal and we can’t wait to see you all again next week.

Our ASD yoga program for childrren runs every Friday and it was another great class. Lots of yoga poses, a little story, yoga games and songs. We played Tree Tag and The Floor is Lava. Mario (fictional character) even got in on the action. We finished our class with bubble breaths and we all had the best time trying to catch and pop the bubbles.

Using bubbles is a great way to encourage language. Children love bubbles so therefore it encourages them to either use the sign (Lámh) or speech. In our own personal experience whilst using bubbles ‘POP’ was one of the first words used as an indication that bubbles were being asked for. That was soon followed by ‘bubbles’. ‘More’ is another sign or word that using bubbles will encourage.

Can’t wait to see everyone next week.
#littlecubsyoga
#yogaclasses
#sensoryyoga
#yogaposes
#Yogagames
#yogasongs
#bubblebreaths
#relaxation
#fun
#buildingmuscletone
#buildingfriendships
#funlearning
#encouraginglámhsigns
#encouragingspeech
#encouragingIndependence
#exercise
#dublinyoga
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Posted @withregram • @littlecubsyoga LIONS BREATH - Yoga Pose and Breathing Technique.

Benefits: Releases excess energy
Relieves tension in the face, neck and body.
Connects children to their inner strength.
Strengthens the diaphragm.

How to teach lion breath:
This is a breathing technique hat can get loud depending on how fierce the lion is and that’s quite okay. To make the exercise more enticing to children pretend to cower back from the roar 🐯.

Here is how to practise:
Starting in heros pose, imagine that you are a fierce and strong lion. Taking a big deep breath in through your nose. Now, exhale out your mouth and ROAR like a lion. Can y out stick your tongue toward your chest and roar? Let’s try this a few more times. Wow, you really are a strong and fierce lion.
#takeamomenttobreath
#Letspractiselionbreaths
#startinherospose
#stickyourtoungeout
#roarstrongandfierce
#howdoyoufeel
#releaseextraenergy
#bigdeepbreathsinandout
#strong
#fierce
#amazing
#justbreath
#lionbreaths
#breathingtechniques
#alwaysfun
#littlecubsyoga
#🦁🐯🧘🏽‍♀️🧘🏿‍♂️🧘
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Whilst we’ve been keeping a watchful eye on our little tadpoles, lets practise FROG POSE 🐸 . They are getting so big now, I wonder how long before they turn into frogs 🐸?
Benefits: Keeps legs limber.
Stretches the hips and inner thighs.
Aids digestion and improves balance.
Start by standing with legs a little wider then hip distance apart. Squat down bringing your bum down towards the floor. Place both hands flat on the floor between your legs for balance. Inhale and exhaling jump up like a frog coming back down to squat again. You could say to little Yogies, ‘How high does a frog jump’?
‘What sound does a frog make’?
‘What colour is a frog’? Etc
To challenge this pose try to bring the feet flat to the floor and stay here for a few breaths.
Remember to breath.
Don’t forget to practise for our Little Green Frog song.
#LittlecubsYOGA
#Childrensyoga
#Yogaforeverychild
#Yogaandlámhsign
#Funyoga
#Yogaposes
#Frogpose
#Howhighcanyoujump
#Howlowcanyousquat
#Remembertobreath
#Yogapractise
#Yogasong
#Littlegreenfrog
#Happyhealthypeacefulchildren
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Can you believe how much they have grown? They’re much more active during the day then they are in the morning, probably a little like us. I wonder what tomorrow will bring?
#whatadifferenceadaymakes
#swimmingaround
#livingtheirbestlife
#developing
#growing
#fromspawntotadpoles
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Happy Mothers Day to this stunner ❤️.

She’s the best mum and nanny I’ve ever known. Love you 💐
#Mothersday
#mymummy
hter
#biggestAdvocate
#theglam
#love
#appreciate
#lucky
#oneandonly
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7 1

FREEDOM!!! We have a tadpole ❤️. How amazing to see how life begins and evolves.
#tadpole
#spawn
#frogspawn
#life
#freedom
#swimmer
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Wow, just look at the changes over 24hrs. They are so active and working incredibly hard to free themselves from their sacks. It’s truly a blessing to watch these little ones develop and grow. 🐸
#frogspawn
#development
#activeness
#Growth
#nature
#Learning
#fromspawntotadpolestofrog
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Out on our daily walk, we stumbled upon some frog spawn. Luckily it wasn’t far from our home so we were able to run back for a bottle so we could scoop some up. This is what it looked like a few days after we had collected them. We’re going to post regularly to see how much they develop and grow over the coming days. 🐸
#walk
#mindfulness
#spawn
#frogspawn
#watchthemastheygrow
#spawn
#tadpoles
#frogs
#life
#development
#nature
#learning
#amazing
#fromspawntotadpolestofrogs
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7 1

‘I wouldn’t change a thing. In a hundred lifetimes, I’d find you and I’d choose you’, 🌹 ❤️

‘Happy International World DS Day.
#Wouldntchangeathing
#Idchooseyou
#Inahundredlifetimes
#Youaremysunshine
#Brokethemould
#Sassy
#Nottobeunderestimated
#Hearherroar
#Nolimites
#Totesamazeballs
#21/3/2022
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22 3

‘I wouldn’t change a thing. In a hundred lifetimes, I’d find you and I’d choose you’, 🌹 ❤️

‘Happy International World DS Day.
#Wouldntchangeathing
#Idchooseyou
#Inahundredlifetimes
#Youaremysunshine
#Brokethemould
#Sassy
#Nottobeunderestimated
#Hearherroar
#Nolimites
#Totesamazeballs
#21/3/2022
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Tomorrow (Friday 11th March at 4pm) we will be hosting a St Patrick’s Day yoga themed class for children with ASD and their siblings (parents welcome to join in the yoga fun too). ☘️☘️☘️

As well as yoga poses, song’s and games we’ll be getting creative with some art and crafts fun and learning some festive Lámh signs ✋
#Littlecubsyoga
#yogaforchildrenwithasd
#Allchildrenarewelcome
#Siblings
#Inclusion
#Funyoga
#Celebratingsaintpatricksday
#Bliss
#Everyfridayatfourpm
#☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️
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Bunny Breaths 🐰

Bunny breaths are not just for Easter. Practising this breathing exercise refreshes and energises and clears your mind 😃

Start by sitting straight or standing up tall. Imagine that you are a bunny sniffing around for some yummy carrots 🥕. Take three quick sniffs in through your nose, pause for a moment then breath out through your mouth with a long slow audible sigh.

For fun make bunny ears, twitch your nose and hop like a bunny 🐰.

#LittleCubsYoga
#Notjustforlittleones
#BreathingExercises
#Inclusion
#Lámh
#BunnyBreath #NotJustForEaster #CalmdownYoga #MakeItFun #MakeBunnyEars #TwitchYourNose #HopLikeABunny
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Here’s a really ‘feel good’ song. Perfect for those windy & rainy indoor days.
Tap every part of your body and follow the poses. Have fun 🥰
#LittlecubsYOGA
#Inclusion
#Everylittlecell
#Yogasong
#Yogaposes
#Jumpingjacks
#Happiness
#Fun
#Exhaustingtoo😅😴
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7 1

This is a fun little story filled with gentle yoga stretches and a little Lámh signing that we shared last year. Incorporating the animal sounds helps develop speech and language, and of course it makes it even more fun for us and the children ❤️ ✋ 🐭
#littlecubsYOGA
#Yogastory
#Yogaposes
#Yogafun
#Gentlestretches
#inclusion
#Wellbeing
#Yogaforeveryone
#YogawithLámh
#happyhealthylittleones
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