Slime!

Slime!

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...
Calm Down Area Creation Tips

Calm Down Area Creation Tips

Children show behavior when they are trying to communicate but either cannot find the words or do not understand the appropriate way to calm themselves. Simply saying, ‘Calm Down!’ is not helpful. I encourage you to consider how you might feel if...
Get Colorful This Spring With Unicorn Play Dough!

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...
Easter Peeps Sensory Play Dough Activity

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...
5 Ways to Tell if it’s Sensory or Behavior

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...
5 Tips to Keep From Burning Out for 2018

5 Tips to Keep From Burning Out for 2018

OTs, it’s the end of the year and we all feel the pressure…….complete CEUs, make sure your work trainings are done, finish up that looming stack of paperwork on your desk. I FEEL your stress and possible burn-out! It’s always refreshing to turn...

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