Hopscotch for Letters and Sounds

Hopscotch for Letters and Spelling

Hopscotch for Letters and Spelling

This fun twist on a classic game is a great way to incorporate gross motor skills and phonological awareness. By writing out the letters or phonemes and hopping to them, your child can enjoy practicing letters and letter sounds while working on balance and coordination. Here are two variations

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spider web activity

Gross Motor Spider Web Activities

Gross Motor Spider Web Activities For Halloween!

Let us help you get into the Halloween spirit with a few gross motor activities using a larger than life spider web. With this easy to make indoor or outdoor spider web, you and your children are sure to have a ghostly good time. The spider web gross motor activities listed below are simple, spooky and not at all frightening. These activities promote balance and problem solving, and can be adapted for various levels.

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Little hands finished writing the number 5 on a small chalkboard.

Learning Without Tears: Wet-Dry-Try

Learning Without Tears: Wet-Dry-Try

The new school year is here! Help your children learn letter formation with this sensory rich activity. Formly Handwriting Without Tears, the Learning Without Tears handwriting curriculum was development by an occupational therapist who was seeking a fun and developmentally appropriate way to teach children to write letters and numbers. Wet-Dry-Try is just one method for teaching capital letters to your children.

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Animal Yoga for Kids

Animal Yoga for Kids

Calming but Wild Yoga

This fun activity can be done indoors or outdoors. Yoga can be relaxing, build self awareness, and improve coordination. Your child will love mimicking animal poses or making up their own!

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June Gardening

June Gardening

It's not too late to plant! Teach your kids about growing while building responsibility with this sensory rich experience. Whether an indoor or outdoor plant, your child will love the feeling that they grew something!

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I Spy Nature Walk

I Spy Nature Walk Activity

April showers bring May flowers! This month is a beautiful one to spend outside! Create an I Spy scavenger hunt or bingo with your child. This activity helps build

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3 Therapy Tools to Build Core Strength

3 Therapy Tools to Build Core Strength

Spring often means more outdoor play! Help your child build core strength for confident, skilled play using the same therapy tools as your child’s therapist. Below are therapy tool descriptions and activity ideas from TheraPLACE therapists.

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