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Life Skills Series: Fire Safety

Life skills training helps our children with independence. This week, I'd like to talk about fire safety. When thinking about functional skills, knowing when to call 911 or what to do if a fire occurs can make the difference between a minor incident and a major...

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Spring Cookie Cutter Popsicle Stick Puzzle

Spring break is great for vacations and relaxing, but it can also be a good recipe for cabin-fever!  Here's another colorful activity to keep little hands busy and work on executive function.  Most of the materials are easy to find around the house.  As for the...

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Get Colorful This Spring With Unicorn Play Dough!

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...

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Easter Peeps Sensory Play Dough Activity

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...

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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,...

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5 Ways to Tell if it’s Sensory or Behavior

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 that you might think. In fact, my two hour course is packed with research...

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5 Fun President’s Day Fine Motor Activities

It's President's Day and this year, I've found some really fun activities that will fit goals for fine motor, executive function (specifically planning, following directions, and executing), and gross motor goals. Presidents' Day Mask Here's an awesome activity from...

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Play With Your FOOD – A Valentine’s Day Treat

Playing with food is always a great way to introduce new tastes and textures to our kids. This activity may be used for any holiday if you exchange the hearts for something edible. Examples might be:  dehydrated fruit, candies of all shapes and sizes, cut up grapes,...

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Valentine Perler Bead Craft – Fine Motor Builder

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 markers Scissors Hot glue/hot glue gun Directions 1. Use your tweezers to pick out all the red, pink and white...

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