Community service activity

A video blog by Ramya @simpleathomeclub on how to use a simple community service activity at a great way to work upon activities of practical learning. This particular activity focuses on pincer grasp, tactile sense, fine motor skills, sitting tolerance, eye hand coordination etc and is based on Waldorf and Montessori Learning methods.

Author Ramya

I am named Ramya, would love to be called mom from my 13 year old son.  Certified in various streams and last year remedial too.

@simplyathome YouTube channel was created to have my sanity and to support other caregivers of kids in spectrum who are aware of what needs to be done, but stagnant like I have been on the “how to’s”  break down the process.

This is my small way to give back to community by sharing all that I attempt at home. Home is where values embed and home is the first school for each of us.


Focus,attention and concentration activities

A video blog by Pinki Kumar on teaching various activities to build focus, attention and concentration in our kids.

Author Pinki Kumar

Pinki is a special educator, play therapist and a mother of a neurodivergent kid. She has a YouTube channel Play and learn to teach different methods and strategies. These videos are a great resource for the parents to help their child learn various skills.


Our Beautiful Journey with Art and Craft – Tanvi Kamat

“मन – day की बात SpecialSaathi के साथ”


Hi! I am Tanvi and I have an eight year old son on the spectrum. Though he is verbal, he mostly talks in numbers and it is hard to understand what exactly goes in his mind.

When he was around 5, that’s when the Covid-19 hit and everything was shut . As we stayed all day and night inside the four walls, we needed something to occupy us the whole day in a meaningful way.

Initially I was trying what the therapist taught me during a few years of our journey and soon we both got bored and tantrums and behaviour started creeping in. That’s when I got to know many amazing Telegram and WhatsApp groups and met so many amazing moms and realised I’m not alone out there who is struggling so much. I don’t know if somehow it gave me calmness to face the truth and strength to fight and find ways to keep him busy in a useful way and at the same time we were covering the lagging milestones as well.

One such thing which clicked and did its magic was art and crafts. We explored so many things on the way as we both were pretty new to this subject. I was not much into any extra curricular activities, arts or crafts since my childhood; and after his diagnosis I was mostly into usual ways of therapies like table top. So it was a completely new journey for both of us.

Art and craft gave a boost to everything. Though it did not change anything overnight, but gradually he learnt – cutting, pasting, exploring new arts, making our own toys (though he played with it for a short period of time), wall hangings which we could show off to our relatives who visited 🙂

Our biggest achievement was with these little crafts we did over the years, we could achieve – sitting tolerance, gross motor, fine motor, speech and academic goals in a more naturalistic way.

Att by Tanvi’s son

It doesn’t mean, now everything is settled. We still struggle when it comes to the language and conversation part, at least I’m happy he is able to tell his needs now. Fine motors and sitting tolerance are better and in turn this helped in writing his classwork and sitting for at least 4 hours in school.

Art and Craft has become a part of our life now and a mandatory activity every weekend. We are improving every day. He enjoys doing and I enjoy shooting and making videos of him which he watches in loop after it is done 😀

We found our little joy in arts and crafts. Hope you find yours too.

Keep crafting memories,
Author Tanvi K

I am Tanvi, a stressful Software Engineer turned full time peaceful Homemaker 😎. Currently working full-time from home, for the home and enjoying the roller coaster ride of LIFE with my FAMILY.


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