This was a LIFESAVER for me and my family. My son had some sensory issues and the ideas in this book were wonderful! If your child has sensory issues - GET THIS Book - and then pass it on when you don't need it anymore.
My child was diagnosed with some mild-to-moderate sensory dysfunction issues when he was three, and received Occupational Therapy for almost three years. Although the therapy was most useful for keeping track of his progress (and he is now a well-functioning and developmentally on-target first grader in a public school), the home program that I developed through the use of this book was really what "healed" him. This book offers so many cheap, easy, and totally fun activities that you can set up for your child (for me the best activities were labeled for younger children, but for older kids there are more options) to enrich his/her sensory exploration. If you repeat activities, you can see how your child develops over time. For example, we made a "dinosaur playground" out of various things like yogurt, applesauce, pineapple "brick", carrot "logs", and various cereals and he played with his plastic dinosaurs in and around it. The first time I did it, he wouldn't touch the applesauce "watering hole" with his dinosaurs or the pineapple bricks. After half a dozen playtimes (this would keep him occupied for well over an hour), he was play fighting creatures in the applesauce and tasting all the foods. An excellent resource for helping your child.
Great follow up from the original book The Out of Sync Child. Gives practical ideas you can get together in your house to help your child and have fun doing it. Took just a few minutes to get an activity together. I really needed more ideas and this helps after you been discharged from the therapist or adds to what an sensory integration type Occupational therapist gives you at therapy.