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Crafting + Fun Activities

Crafting has so many benefits for children, including improved play, cognition, language, literacy and feeding skills. Crafting can also reduce anxiety, build self-esteem and develop sensory abilities!

Sensory Activities on the Play Mat

It’s time for some sensory play peeps! Not only do sensory activities encourage kids to explore new textures and materials, they can also help children develop new skills. Play-Doh, sensory...

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Ice Activities for Summer

Summer is here and parents need some fun ideas to keep the kids entertained and cool during these hot months. If you want a summer alternative to packing up the...

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Using a Visual Schedule

Most teachers and therapists wouldn’t make it though the day without the help of a visual schedule, and I think more parents should use this valuable technique in-home! Here are...

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DIY Tissue Paper Holiday Crafts

I am a huge recycle junkie both in my personal and professional life. I love the idea of reusing everyday objects to save money, create less waste and teach kids...

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Unicorn Sensory Recipes

Unicorn-themed parties, play dates and sleepovers are so in style right now. Join the fairytale rage by using these three sensory recipes inspired by unicorns! They are sure to make...

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Language Activities on the Play Mat

My role as a speech language pathologist requires me to find creative ways for children to work on their language milestones and have some fun too! It’s important to change...

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Rock Projects (cuz kindness rocks!)

Years ago I was introduced to the Rock Project by one of my feeding therapy clients. A sweet 6-year-old with cerebral palsy made me a rock painted with ‘xo’ (which...

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Articulation Activities on the Play Mat

As a speech language pathologist I am always looking for fun and fresh interactive games to use with kids. But, I need those games to be practical for me, and...

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Unicorn Craft Ideas for All Ages

Unicorns are all the rage right now. These magical creatures can delight children of all ages, but it is important to select a craft that is appropriate for your child’s...

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5 Tips for Organizing a Playroom

Keeping a playroom or therapy room clean and functional is time-consuming and overwhelming if you don’t have a plan. When I owned my brick and motor private practice for feeding...

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Play Mat Use – For Adults!

Toys aren’t just for kids anymore, and adult “play” plus alternate uses for toys has been growing in popularity for years. Have you seen any videos of parents trying to...

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Developing Play

Do you know that play is a developmental milestone? There are several different stages of play that apply to different age ranges, and there are many ways to help facilitate...

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Indoor Sensory Play Ideas for the Winter Months

During the winter kids are indoors more often, which can wreak havoc for parents trying to keep them occupied. For children with special needs or a Sensory Processing Disorder, time...

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Holiday Food Crafts

Keeping kids busy during the winter break can make the holidays less stressful for everyone! Here are a few holiday food crafts that will keep children focused on a fun...

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Back to School Lunch Crafts

Do you struggle with making lunches that your picky eater will eat now that they are back at school? Did you know that kids are more likely to eat snacks...

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Crafting with Toddlers

March is National Craft Month and there are so many creative and educational projects to do with your toddlers. Use this month as an opportunity to rediscover your inner child...

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