Christmas Fine Motor Activity for Kids: Torn Paper Christmas Tree

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Here is one more simple Christmas fine motor activity for kids that we've been doing at work and home this month! I love it because it targets a variety of fine motor skills while also being very easy to adapt for kids of a wide range of ages and ability levels. What you'll need: Piece of white ...

Christmas Fine Motor Activity for Kids: Cotton Balls and Q-Tips Snowman

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Here is another fun Christmas Fine Motor Activity I have done with my kiddos in therapy this month that you can use with children who are of preschool and early elementary age. What you'll need: Piece of blue paper (or other non-white paper color), piece of white paper, glue, cotton balls, Q-tips, white paint (such as finger ...

Christmas Fine Motor Activity for Kids: Sponge Painting Christmas Tree

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I have been having fun working on Christmas fine motor activities this month with my kiddos and thought it would be fun to share some of them with you. This post is the first in a series of Christmas fine motor crafts I will be sharing in the next few days, so get ready for ...

Tips for Sensory Play with Candy Cane Scented Rice

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Don't you just love the scents associated with Christmas? Especially the peppermint smell (and taste) of candy canes? Me too! This December, full of holiday cheer, I decided to experiment with a batch of scented rice that would fill the house with that lovely candy cane smell while also giving us a chance to engage in ...

The Ultimate List of Gifts for Sensory Seekers

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If you are the parent of a child who is a sensory seeker (and you know who you are!), then you know first hand how difficult it can be to find the right kind of products that will help satisfy the sensory input his or her body craves. Well, look no further. I have put on my OT ...

Tips for Parents Whose Kids Are Starting Clinic-Based Pediatric Occupational Therapy

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If your child is getting ready to start clinic-based pediatric occupational therapy, you more than likely have a bunch of questions. Like, Is there anything I need to do in order to prepare? Or, What's it going to be like? Or, What should I bring? After having spent several years working in clinic-based pediatric occupational therapy ...

Tips for Positively Addressing Your Child’s Behavior Using a Token Economy

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If you have ever wondered how you can address a child's behavior without yelling at them again and again, listen up! Today we have guest blogger Alexandra Beck here to share some tips for how to positively address a child's behavior using something called a "token economy". Hope it helps! . . . . . Fall is ...

Living Sands: A unique sensory play experience!

Living Sands: A unique sensory play experience!

I recently learned about a sensory play product called "Living Sands". Have you ever heard of it? This stuff is incredible! Learning Express thought I might like to try out Living Sands, so they gave me a box of it to play with so I could share my thoughts with all of you! The texture and feel ...

How to Make Jelly Slime for Sensory Play

Super easy jelly slime for a unique sensory play experience!

If your child is a sensory seeker, or you simply have a kiddo who enjoys exploring new sensory play ideas, then you may have to try your hand at making and playing with some jelly slime! Jelly slime is a common, simple sensory play material that is easy to make and it takes less than two ...

Yoga for Children with Special Needs (DVD Review)

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Did you know yoga is not only therapeutic but also educational for children with special needs? Research has shown that, for children with autism, regular yoga practice can help improve imitation skills, eye contact, sitting tolerance, non-verbal communication, and receptive skills to verbal commands related to spatial relationships (e.g., following directions for where to place or ...