Water bottle bubble fun - Projects for Preschoolers
Did you know you can blow bubbles with just a simple single serving water bottle? Oh yes, loads of water bottle bubble fun with items you probably have at home already! Bubbles are one of our favorite preschool activities for summer (or any age really). We played with 3 different variations using just water bottles and a ... Read more
Thinking Zing - Resources for Mindfulness, Kindness and Reflection
Products and ideas that inspire individuals to be confident and kind through self-awareness, reflection, and positive thinking
Minute to Win It – Tween Challenge
Guess what? The Game Show Network (GSN) is bringing Minute to Win It back to TV! I am privileged to be able to share with you the recent announcement that Apolo Anton Ohno, speed skating champion, will be hosting this addictive and exciting game show. It's a new season, with a new host, and all new episodes of Minute to Win It premiering June 25th at 8/7c only on GSN! And see how you can enter to win a $100 Visa gift card, just by reading this post. I know we loved to watch this show as a…
Combating Cabin Fever With Indoor Games
We had some fun this afternoon, with a game I found suggested in Veronika Alice Gunter's The Ultimate Indoor Game Book. With 200 in-the-house, boredom busting games, it's a great resource for warding off cabin fever. Our game of choice today, was cup racing. The set up was pretty simple. I poked holes in the bottom of two plastic cups, with a pencil... ...threaded a long piece of string through each cup... ...and tied the ends to a couple of chairs, placed back to back, across the room from…
Brain & CN's
NEURAL CONTROL OF SWALLOWING The brain communicates with muscles via upper motor neurons and lower motor neurons. The upper motor neurons (UMN) communicates signals from the brain to the lower...
Free Printable Animal Straw Toppers for Kids - Mother Natured
Add drama to your drinks with these printable animal straw toppers. Frog straw topper, shark straw topper, snake straw topper & butterfly straw topper.
Huff and Puff Spelling! Therapy Activity of the Week
[Source: The OT's Bag] I absolutely love this activity I created in a pinch one day and it has since become a favorite of my students. This activity has the added benefit of potentially helping students to calm down. Many times I hear an adult tell a child to take a deep breath to calm down but often a child can’t stay focused enough for this deep breathing. I have found using activities with sustained blowing and a functional goal is much more effective and fun. OT Skills this Activity…
Sensory Integration for Children Who Chew - Meet Penny
Share & Help Me GrowThis is a guest post from my sweet friend, Kyndra Steinmann, who blogs at Sticks, Stones and Chicken Bones. For years, I have been trying to get my daughter, Mouse, to keep things that aren’t food or drink out of her mouth. Not just her fingers, but pens and pencils, buttons on her […]
Why Your Sensory Child Chews And How You Can Help
Does your sensory child chew on items constantly throughout their day? Find out how Chewigems USA can benefit you with sensory chews!
SOS Approach to Feeding
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute uses Dr. Kay Toomey' s Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to feeding to help children develop the skills they need to eat a wide range of healthy foods.