Playground Activities 2019

The Power of a Playground

To the naked eye, a playground is just a place to go down the slide, swing on the swings, walk across the monkey bars, and run around. But, to a therapist, a playground is so much more! There are so many benefits to children playing on a playground, and it is a great way to disguise practicing therapy skills! Here are a few ways a playground can help your child build strength, balance, and coordination while having a lot of fun!

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Valentine’s Day Activities

Valentine's Day Activities: Love your body and your brain

Valentine’s Day is approaching, and kids love getting and receiving Valentine’s Day cards and candy. Use this day as a way to show your kids’ brains and bodies love through being active. Below are a few suggestions to incorporate therapy into the day.

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Winter Activities 2019

Winter Activities 2019

The holidays are over, but there is still lots of time to enjoy the cold, winter months. We all have mixed opinions about the cold, snow, and slippery weather. Some of us may prefer to stay curled up under a blanket and watch TV. While this is fun occasionally, it is important to keep your child's mind and body active this time of year. After all, staying inside all day make children go stir crazy. Below are a few ways for the entire family to stay active during these cold months.

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Thanksgiving Activities 2018

Thanksgiving Acitivities

Thanksgiving is a great day filled with family, fun, and food. It is also a day that children can practice therapy skills throughout the entire day! Below are a few suggestions to incorporate therapy activities into the day without children realizing the new skills they are practicing and learning.

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Halloween Tips 2018

Making Halloween Less Scary for Children

Halloween can be one of the most fun times of the year for children. To create a positive experience and avoid an anxiety-provoking experience try these ideas below.

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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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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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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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