Learn to Have Fun with Your Senses, The Sensory Avoider’s Survival Guide by John Taylor, PhD
The appeal of Learn to Have Fun with Your Senses starts at first sight as your eyes are drawn to the delightful illustrations by Lynda Farrington Wilson. The choice of pastel coloured paper throughout the book, pleasing font and darker, attention grabbing green stars with call-to-action quotes will surely engage your young sensory avoider for whom this book was intended. A six page glossary will help his comprehension, and the similarities in the format of each chapter will make each chapter easy to follow and user friendly. Your child will always learn something new in the first part of each chapter: “Did You Know?” And be motivated to action by the last part of each chapter: “Do It!” From cover to cover, this “read about your own problems” self-help guide, reassures kids that their overreactions to senses is not because they are weird, lazy or stupid but because something is really wrong in how their brain handles the messages it receives from their sense organs.