Valentine Perler Bead Craft – Fine Motor Builder

I love crafts that help to build fine motor skills. This is an awesome activity that really builds skills such as following directions, strengthening hand muscles, and works on visual-perception.    Supplies Red, pink and white Perler beads Square plastic Perler bead pegboard Perler bead ironing paper Perler bead tweezers White card stock Pink and red […]

Left Hand Writing Tips plus FREEBIE

Did you know that some students do not develop a hand preference until kindergarten or at 5 or 6 years old? When students write with their left hand, they should not be discouraged from doing so. They do not choose their left hand in the same way that you didn’t choose to use your right […]

How To Start A Blog in 5 Minutes and Make Money From Home

Have you heard that people are actually earning a living blogging? I’m fortunate to be in that group of people. I work from my clinic and home office in favor of staying with my son who has special needs and earning my living from my office, off of my blog. So many people dream of doing […]

Teaching Empathy with The “Do Good” Jar Activity

We all want our children to be empathic and kind, but how do we help them understand that concept?  Here’s a fun activity that allows us to do something creative with our kids while opening up a conversation about other people’s needs. Also, many children prefer to learn by using visual aids. This activity is […]

Handwriting Tips and FREE download

Handwriting is so important to each of us. Our signature marks our unique impression of agreement or approval on a document. There have been many arguments lately on whether to teach our children the skill of cursive handwriting. While many feel it’s not necessary, others say that the skill is critical to for building brain […]

Self Care in Healthcare: Taboo Topic or Priceless Prerequisite?

I’m SO excited to welcome this month’s guest blogger. She’s Katie Tietz, a pediatric occupational therapist, international best selling author, speaker and certified mindset coach. She is the founder of Health Pro Mindset, LLC – a mindset coaching business teaching hundreds of healthcare professionals (and soon to be professionals!) how to use mindfulness-based practices to serve […]