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Do you remember the first time your child looked at the world with wide-eyed wonder? Those tiny fingers reaching out to touch a dandelion, or the giggles at the sight of a butterfly? Our children’s endless curiosity is a beautiful reminder to find joy in the little things. And as the air gets warmer and the outdoors invite them outside, isn’t it our heart’s wish to give them a safe haven, right in our backyards, to continue these little discoveries? Revamping your outside area can be a mission; there are many things to consider, so today, we’ve highlighted a couple of things for you to think about to create that ideal outside environment for your little ones to thrive. 

 

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Hearing Their Heartbeats

Before making grand plans, let’s take a soft moment to tune into our child’s world. Some of our kids might find peace in the scent of lavender while others could get uncomfortable with the touch of moist grass. By understanding their sensory sensitivities, we can create a space that’s uniquely theirs. A space that considers their preferences will be so much more inviting and help you create the perfect revamp. 

Boundaries That Hug

Sure, fences keep our little ones safe. But it’s more than that. It’s like wrapping them in a warm embrace, letting them know they are safe here. And if tall fences feel too much, hedging with flowering shrubs might be your child’s idea of a magical boundary.

Adventure Lands

You’ve seen it, right? That spark in their eyes when they find a new hiding spot or a new bug. Designate ‘zones’ in your yard – a castle made of pillows, a treasure-hunting corner, or maybe a fairy-tale nook for stories under the shade. Change things up once in a while, so their wonder never fades.

Safety, Always

While we want them to explore, we also wear that invisible cape of protection. So, scan for any potential dangers. That oak with low branches? Reach out to professional tree trimmers and have it sorted before you face a problem. And those pretty plants? Double-check they’re not harmful if your little adventurer decides to taste one.

Touches And Glimmers

Think about the joy a twinkling wind chime or a soft mossy patch can bring. It’s all about the visuals and touch for our kiddos. And while we’re tailoring this world for them, let’s keep their preferences close to our hearts.

Whispers And Quiet

Between the giggles and shouts of discovery, our children sometimes need a world of whispers. Craft a snug corner, maybe with a tent or a canopy of leaves, where they can nestle with their thoughts or simply take a break.

Every day, we try to understand, protect, and be there. But let’s also remember to join them in their journey of discovery. Through their eyes, our backyard is not just grass and trees – it’s a universe of stories, dreams, and magic. And in crafting this sanctuary, perhaps we rediscover a bit of our own childhood, too.

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Kori

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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