Children benefit from a calm down area when their emotions are running high or they need a calming break. Most ‘bad’ behavior is a result of high emotional levels and increased frustration. Read for steps in creating a calm area in your classroom, homeschool, home or clinic. Photos provided and links for helpful equipment.
Spring Time is finally here! The weather may not be ready for all the outdoor fun that summer brings, but there are plenty of fun springtime activities to do inside. Making Unicorn Play Dough is a great way to spend quality time expressing creativity and developing fine motor skills! I found some fun […]
I love spring and eating Peeps candy. The best thing about today’s sensory activity is that you can play with this fun dough that engages multiple senses including tactile, smell, and taste. Easter Peeps Sensory Play Dough is also awesome because it’s colorful and kids of all ages love it. Ingredients: 4 Peeps Marshmallows 4 […]
One of the biggest questions I receive as a pediatric OT is, ‘how can I tell the difference between sensory and behavior?’ Identifying whether it is sensory or behavior is much more complicated than you might think. In fact, my two-hour course is packed with research and various interventions. The key is to do […]
Make Your Own Find-It Jars Hi faithful readers! I’m so excited that we have been creating new fun activities for our clients. Find-It tubes can be quite expensive and we’re always looking for affordable ways to teach our children skills. The tubes are quite easy to create and the variations are […]
What IS a brain break? As we move through our busy days, we are constantly bombarded with information through all of our senses. The routine sights and sounds become predictable and tedious. Our brain loves new, novel things. Why? Check out this article for great information/research. Did you know that every movement we make requires […]