I know what to expect at Christmas & birthdays

Christmas & birthdays should be a time for fun, surprises, family and joyfulness. For those with autism and other special needs, these are often times that induce anxiety, stress and meltdowns rather than the excitement you might normally expect. 

Good preparation, visual support and making adjustments will help your child cope better with these occasions and allow them and the whole family to have a more enjoyable experience.

what to expect ChristmasI KNOW what to expect

I find changes to routine difficult to cope with and special events that upset my routine, like Christmas and birthdays, are very unsettling. Visual timelines help me to prepare for some of the unexpected events and activities I will need to deal with at home or at school.

what other's expect Christmas birthdaysI KNOW what other’s expect

At special times of the year, I might have to go to other people’s houses, welcome visitors to my house or give and receive presents. There are a lot of social expectations that I need to know about and with TomTag I can start to learn how to behave or what I can do to help me cope with different situations.


Typical users include:

  • Visual learners (common in individuals with autism)
  • Children and young people with communication difficulties
  • Children and young people with developmental disabilities

This set contains:

All sets are priced to include a 10% discount compared to buying pick & mix items

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i know what to expect at Christmas contents

Simply pick – stick – click and you’re ready in minutes to start preparing your child for their next special occasion with TomTag.

pick a sticker PICK out the symbol stickers that show the places, items and events you need to list. This pack contains 2 copies each of over 70 different Widgit symbols – view them all in the gallery below

All TomTag stickers are water-resistant so you never need to worry about spills and splashes or using TomTag outdoors. Every pack comes with a small number of blank stickers for you to add your own personalisation if needed.

stick it on a buttonSTICK each sticker onto a blank button. Involving the child with this process (most of them love stickers after all!) will help to engage them in using TomTag.

Decide which coloured tag you want to use and place one of the rectangular labels provided in the slot at the bottom of the tag if you wish to add a description to the tag.

click it in a tagCLICK each button into an empty space of the chosen tag. Start at the top of the tag and work downwards when the order of events is relevant.

TomTag’s unique click-in buttons stay securely in place when in use but can easily be removed, repositioned and reused to modify a list or create new ones.

tomtag ready to goREADY to use right away. With TomTag, there’s no printing, laminating or Velcro which saves you time AND money. It’s simply less fuss and more fun!

With the attachment loop provided you can fasten TomTag to a bag or clothing and take it with you as a handy reminder if you are going out.

Symbols included in this set:

Symbol images produced under licence from Widgit Symbols (C) Widgit Software 2002-2014 www.widgit.com. All other images (C) Orkid Ideas Limited 2016
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