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5 Facts About Interoception

Interoception is the new 'buzz word' in the special needs universe. What is this thing and why do we need to know about it? Here is an 'Out of the Pocket' blog post to give you the fast facts. Individuals with sensory processing disorder and other special needs often...

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Flower Dirt Sundae Activity

Summer is here and it is HOT!  Beat the heat with this activity and make yourself a treat.  This Flower Dirt Sundae is easy to make and delicious to eat! Ingredients (Makes 5 Flower Dirt Sundaes) Clear 9oz Solo Cups 1 Box Instant Chocolate Pudding Milk 1 Row Chocolate...

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Dyed Rice Activity

I'm always looking for fun activities to add color to my kids' lives.  This week, I found a great way to let them not only use color, but to create new colors all on their own!  Mixing the colors with the rice is a fun way to let kids explore their tactile senses. ...

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Emoji Hand Puppet Activity

One of the greatest challenges children face is finding ways to express themselves.  They often turn to coloring, painting and other crafts to tell us what they are thinking.  This week's activity is a great way to let kids get creative, open up new lines of...

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5 Tips for Picky Eaters

5 tips for children who are picky eaters. Learn tips from a trained occupational therapist about how to help your child or client with feeding difficulties.

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20 DIY Teacher Gifts

The end of the year is almost here! We know how hard teachers work to teach our children. Deciding how to show our appreciation can be tough........should we buy a gift card or present? Well, worry no more! Here are some handmade gifts teachers will LOVE!   Photo...

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5 Spring Cleaning Tips for Kids *FREE Printable

No one likes cleaning but when families complete activities together, fun memories can be made. Kids need to learn life skills and our free printable gives a visual checklist of what needs to be done. Here are some 'Out of the Pocket Tips' to help your kids with...

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Edible Fairy Princess Silly Putty Activity

Usually, we spend a lot of time telling kids not to put things in their mouths.  Time to take a break from that!  Edible Fairy Princess Silly Putty allows your child dig in with their hands and their mouth!  This activity is pretty easy to make, and its a great...

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Let's face it: Kids like slime.  They can shape it, squeeze it and squish it.  The good news is, not all slime is messy.  This week, I found a wonderful, reusable activity that lets children explore their tactile senses with slime, without making a mess in the...

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