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fall leaves fall sensory motor lesson plan

Fall Leaves Fall! by Zoe Hall is the quintessential fall kids book.  The bright, happy illustrations capture the season perfectly as the child in the story talks about all of the fun things you can do with the changing leaves!  Raking, jumping, catching, comparing – what could be more fun!?   If your kids love …  {Read More}

kid smelling flower

We’re so happy to be back with our friend Dayna today from Lemon Lime Adventures for the latest post  in our series about sensory processing.  Today, we’ll talk about the olfactory sense, better known as the sense of smell, and how it’s related to child development. At The Inspired Treehouse, we write about sensory processing …  {Read More}

the apple pie that papa baked

When I first saw The Apple Pie that Papa Baked by Lauren Thompson, the illustrations by Jonathan Bean brought back warm memories of the beautiful pictures in the old books I used to read with my grandma, like Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton and Little Brown Bear by Elizabeth Upham.  The …  {Read More}

Movement Monday gross motor activities

Were there even any days between last Monday and today?  Whew!  I can’t seem to get back into the swing of things since sending the kiddos back to school and going back to work.  It’s A LOT!  The weeks are flying by in the blink of an eye.  I do hope that you had some opportunities to …  {Read More}

the busy little squirrel

The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri is a sweet, simple fall story about a squirrel who is so busy racing to get ready for winter that he can’t stop to play with any of his animal friends along the way.  Kids love repeating the line:  “He was so busy!” on each page as you …  {Read More}

activities for kids explore the sense of smell

Over the past year, we’ve been writing about all of the different sensory systems.  We’ve written about sensory processing, what it means, why it’s such an important part of child development, and how you can promote healthy development of the sensory systems in your child. Up next is the sense of smell – or the olfactory …  {Read More}

Winning Youth Coaches Bio Image

  We’re so happy to bring you a post today from our friend Craig Haworth at  Craig is a youth sports coaching guru whose mission is to help mom/dad coaches of youth sports teams plan their practices and seasons in an organized and effective way.  His weekly podcasts feature interviews with great coaches and …  {Read More}

fine motor activities football pass routes

Pass routes are the different patterns that a football receiver runs.  These routes vary in both direction and distance and are used so that a quarterback knows ahead of time where the receiver is going to be to catch the ball.  We thought it would be fun to turn pass route patterns into a fun …  {Read More}

activities for kids diy game day pompoms

Headed off to the homecoming football game tonight?  Throwing a big tailgating party?  Or maybe little sister is whining about having to tag along to yet another of her big brother’s soccer games. Whatever the game day occasion, this craft is the perfect prop for hours of cheering entertainment.  We love activities for kids that …  {Read More}

fine motor activities fall ball drawing activity

Fall is my favorite time of the year.  The cooler air and the crisp smell, the pretty colors of the changing leaves.  LOVE IT!!  Fall is also time for football games, soccer, fall baseball tournaments, and the beginning of basketball conditioning!  This visual motor activity will have your child thinking about all of these fun …  {Read More}
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