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 ...

Sensory Play with Pumpkin Spice Latte Scented Rice

Celebrate fall with a batch of Pumpkin Spice Latte scented rice for sensory play with your kids!

Fall is finally here, and so is the Pumpkin Spice Latte (hooray!). What better way to celebrate its autumnal arrival than to grab a cup of creamy, spicy goodness for yourself and infuse that same savory scent into your child's playtime sensory rice. As I was rummaging through my spice cupboard, I happened upon my Pumpkin Pie ...

How to Play with Your Newborn Baby (0-3 Months)

How to play with your newborn baby. Tips from a pediatric occupational therapist and mom of two.

Caring for a newborn baby is hard work, isn't it? Who knew that a tiny human who sleeps 18-20 hours a day could make life so exhausting?! The first three months of a baby's life truly are all about survival -- survival for the baby and, even more so, survival for the parents. Between the seemingly never-ending ...

10 Ways to Play with a Water Sensory Table

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We have been having a ton of fun with our new water sensory table over the course of the past two months! I had been looking around all summer to find a versatile water table that would allow my two-year-old to have fun playing with water as well as a variety of other sensory materials ...

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 ...