Paddy the Weighted Platypus

Paddy the Platypus - Green

A therapeutic platypus?… Yes, you heard correctly. Paddy, a weighted platypus, provides therapeutic sensory input to those who use him. Giving loving comfort to children, this platypus is an instant hit. Produced by The Sensory Gallery, this delightful weighted creature is a must have therapy tool for teachers, parents, and therapists.   An Anywhere Calming […]

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Make Healthy Popsicle Treats for the Summer

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Do you want a healthy frozen treat option to the junk-filled prepackaged popsicles? If your kids have dietary restrictions, such as being gluten- or dairy-free, or you just want a healthy alternative to what is found in the stores, this is for you. Tovolo makes a number of fun pop molds allowing you and your […]

Wikki Stix Tons of Therapeutic Fun


Open any occupational therapist’s bag, and you are certain to see certain portable tools and toys that are fun for children to use while providing opportunities to enhance their skills. should definitely be among these items. Small, lightweight colored strips that are made of wax and yarn, Wikki Stix are flexible both literally and figuratively. […]

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Autism Awareness Month: Helping With Handwriting


Many children struggle with handwriting and completing worksheets.  They may experience hand weakness and poor endurance.  If this sounds like your child, you may need to get creative when it comes to getting your child to put on paper what is in his mind. Here are a variety of strategies that can be changed daily […]

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Help the Picky Eater with Fun Eating Utensils


Is your child a picky eater? In Parenting a Picky Eater, Gwen Wild, OTR/L,  expressed that she felt successful as a parent in many different areas, except for dinner time. As she stated: “Suddenly I felt like the biggest failure as a parent who ever walked the planet. What kind of a parent was I […]

Flash Cards and Learning Activities


Flash Cards can be an easy and cost-effective way to work with your kids on various skills. With these fabulous cards created by Mudpuppy, teaching and learning can be fun. These cards have lots of fun and colorful illustrations and there are a variety of cards for different subjects. Each set consists of 26 5 […]

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Seat Cushions as an Option for Sitting Still

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We are halfway through the school year and our children’s struggles, whatever they may be, are more apparent by now. For some, the challenge may be the inability to sit still in the classroom. As Bonnie Hacker, MHS, OTR/L stated in Sensory Solutions in the Classroom for the Kid Who Cannot Sit Still: “For the […]

Using a Body Sox for Sensory Input


The is great for children with sensory issues. The material is see-through and breathable. Children become enraptured as they begin to understand and explore the three-dimensional space they individually occupy. Your kids will soon discover the calming and organizing effect of the . Great for those with Sensory Processing Disorder, autism, ADHD, and Asperger’s. Features […]

Thumbs (Or Should We Say Toes) Up For SmartKnitKids


Distractions. They seam (misspelling intended) to creep up everywhere with some sensitive children. Delays. They seam (again, misspelling intended) to occur just when you don’t want them to. Meltdowns. They seam (are you seeing a pattern yet) to occur when our sensitive kids put their foot down – literally. And what can be the cause […]

The Yoga Garden Game – Special Showcase

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“The nervous system is the control center of our body and mind. Children who have “Isms” may already be experiencing “interference” or “overload” at the level of the nervous system and need help modulating moods, emotions and behavior.” – Mira Binzen Yoga can help with modulation and self-regulation. Jennifer Durand, a San Francisco yoga teacher […]

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