MoveAbout Activity Cards – A Deck of Sensory Motor Fun

MoveAbout Activity Cards

Pretty soon you will begin to see back-to-school signs and flyers popping up everywhere.  This will signal to you and your family that it it might be time to “up” the focus on sensory diets. If your child is anything like mine, sensory challenges are amplified by changes and transitions. Moving from one season to […]

Build Skills and Enhance Creative Play with 28 Instant Songames

28 Instant Songames

Get swept up into the four fun realms of this playful CD and meet movement and sensory needs without realizing it.  28 Instant Songames by MaBoAublo and Barbara Sher, MS, OTR, lives up to its title. The “story” effect of the CD, with bits of narration from “Aunt Barbara”, the two children who visit her […]

Oral Sensory Solution: The CHEWIGEM® Disc Pendant

Chewigem Disc Pendant

“Oral sensory tools are often geared towards younger children, yet as we know, a child’s need to self-regulate via an oral sensory tool may continue throughout the school age years. The creative and appealing products Chewigem has to offer are great for all ages, with so many unique and fun choices for each child’s personal […]

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 and […]

Make Healthy Popsicle Treats for the Summer

healthy popsicles

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

wikki-stix

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. […]

Helping With Handwriting

help-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 […]

Help the Picky Eater with Fun Eating Utensils

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

flashcards

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 […]

Seat Cushions as an Option for Sitting Still

seat cushions

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 […]

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