Tuesday, April 9, 2019

365: ASMR Day

April 10 is ASMR Day. ASMR stands for autonomous sensory meridian response. Without getting too technical, it's basically a tingle down your neck and positive feeling that you get from visual or auditory stimuli. ASMR videos have been increasing in popularity in the last few years, so we decided to test out some auditory stimuli to see if we have triggers.
This activity was done with the Cousin Crew. It's much easier to do with children that can identify if they were experience the ASMR, but Jude was able to enjoy the sounds too.

We did the following things for our trigger test:

1. Rub together cotton
2. Scratch cotton
3. Rub together terry cloth
4. Scratch terry cloth
5. Tap a small bucket
6. Tap an aluminum soda can
7. Squish fake snow
8. Squish fake dirt
9. Rub a play comb
10. Scratch a toy ridged wooden rolling pin
All of the kids, Jude included, listened to the sounds one by one. I did the action close to their ears. Jude seemed to enjoy the tapping of the small bucket the most. He didn't fight when I did it, and then he did it with me. This was this perfect quick and fun activity to keep the kids amused for a bit. It especially helped that the older children were able to help make the sounds!
We finished off our ASMR Day celebration by watching some ASMR videos. I am admittedly obsessed with soap cutting videos, so we watched some of those. We also watched some power washing videos and slime videos.

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