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Hand strength is one of the most common problem areas we see with kids in our pediatric therapy practice. You can spend hours searching all over the internet and browsing Pinterest to find hand strengthening activities that will work for the kids in your therapy practice, classroom, or home. But who has time for that?
The Hand Strengthening Handbook is a collection of more than 100 fun and playful hand strengthening ideas right at your fingertips in one easy-to-read printable resource. The ebook includes:
-Information about why hand strength is important for kids
-A basic description of how the hand muscles work
-A description about what it looks like when kids have weak hand muscles
-Weight Bearing Activities
-Pushing, Pulling & Lifting Activities
-Squeezing, Squishing & Pinching Activities
-Activities for building hand strength through everyday play
Now, when you work with kids on core strengthening, you’ll have access to another awesome resource to help make core strengthening fun and entertaining for kids while promoting carryover in the classroom and at home! Check out our latest resource – The Core Strengthening Exercise Program!
Our latest product, The Core Strengthening Exercise Program, takes some of the playful and engaging activities from The Core Strengthening Handbook and presents them in a format that captures kids’ attention and encourages participation using visual prompts.
The handouts are also perfect for printing and sharing with parents and teachers to encourage core strengthening activities at home and in the classroom.
The printable pack includes:
-8 printable core strength activity handouts
-Color images of children performing each activity
-QR codes that give quick access to short videos of children performing each activity
-Playful variations on the activities to promote participation and engagement
-Easy-to-use charts to document participation in the core strengthening activities
-16 printable core strength activity cards with photos and QR codes
It’s time to stop reinventing the wheel, wasting your precious time creating handouts and resources – we’ve done it all for you!
This pack of printables includes:
-10 Alternatives to Taking Recess Away
-10 Tips for Facilitating Sensory Activities
-10 Transition Strategies to Prevent Tantrums
-A 3 Step Formula for Addressing Sensory Behaviors
When you decided to become a pediatric therapist, you dreamed of helping kids achieve independence and success. Your career dreams probably didn’t include drowning in a sea of paperwork or being completely overwhelmed by documentation and data collection.
Complete with easy-to-use documentation sheets, schedules and calendars, note pages, treatment planning templates and more, the Therapy Planner allows you to efficiently manage your paperwork so you can focus your time and energy on quality evaluations, creative treatments, and meaningful collaboration with families, teachers, and other colleagues.
All of the documents are digital and editable, so you can download them and type directly into the forms, or print them and write on them yourself!
In this 2-hour pre-recorded webinar, Laurie Gombash, PT, M.Ed. shares fun, easy, and creative ideas for kids that can be used in therapy, the classroom, or at home!
The webinar, great for pediatric OTs and PTs and others who work with kids, reviews the research pertaining to therapeutic interventions that target strengthening, bilateral coordination, postural control, balance and more! You’ll come away with lots of practical new ideas!
Your purchase includes bonus materials and a post-test to receive CEUs approved in the states of Ohio, Texas, and California. The course also fills a professional development requirement for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
Do you know a student who slumps and leans in her seat? Have a kiddo who just can’t seem to sit still? Or maybe there’s a child you know who can’t concentrate in the classroom or during homework time.
Very often, when we see issues like these, the underlying problem is core strength. Weak core muscles are becoming more and more common in kids today.
The Core Strengthening Handbook is the ultimate resource for fun and creative core strengthening activities for kids! Inside, you’ll find tons of awesome exercises, games, and activities designed to give kids the strong core foundation they need to succeed!
-40 Pages (downloadable pdf)
-Quick and Easy Core Strengthening Activities for Kids
-Core Strengthening Exercises With Equipment
-Core Strengthening Play Ideas
Wiggle Worms: A Guide to Alternative Seating for the Classroom
What if you had the power to magically unlock your students’ potential? To increase participation, engagement, and morale in your classroom? To turn fidgety, inattentive kids into tuned-in problem solvers?
This is where alternative classroom seating can come into play!
And with our new printable guide, you’ll be on your way to creating a flourishing learning community in your classroom. A community where kids can take responsibility for what their bodies need. Where you can be effective in meeting kids where they are based on their styels and preferences.
You’re just one click away from becoming an alternative seating rockstar!
Whether you are a parent, educator, caregiver, or therapist, this easy-to-read guide is your starting point to gain a better understanding of sensory processing and the body’s sensory systems.
This comprehensive, full-color book contains 3 books in 1:
-Sensory Processing Explained: An explanation of each sensory system from a therapist’s point of view and from the perspective of a parent and educator
-Sensory Activities: Step-by-step instructions for activities you can use in everyday play with kids at home or at school to support the development of each sensory system
-Sensory Resources: Resources related to sensory processing, including support groups for parents and caregivers of children who have sensory needs, cheat sheets with quick overviews of each sensory system, and more.
Looking for a fun way to encourage kids to explore the world using their senses? These 5 simple scavenger hunts will do the trick!
Our Sensory Motor Scavenger Hunt pack contains:
-A Movement Scavenger Hunt
-A Tactile Scavenger Hunt
-A Visual Scavenger Hunt
-An Auditory Scavenger Hunt
-An Outdoor Sensory Motor Scavenger Hunt
As pediatric therapists, we know how important it is to help kids keep up with skills over the summer. As moms, we understand that actually getting kids to practice anything over the summer can be a hair-pulling, teeth-gritting experience. So we’ve created an awesome printable packet full of fine motor, gross motor, and sensory activities and ideas to keep you busy all summer long.
Inside the 15-page downloadable packet you’ll find:
-Simple cutting practice pages
-Simple early writing activities
-Hand strengthening activities
-Tricks for promoting efficient pencil grasp
-Information about strengthening for kids
-Fun activities to build core strength
-Easy ideas for working on gross motor skills like ball skills, jumping, stairs, and more
-Lots of ideas for mess-free sensory play
*These activities are not intended to replace therapy. All activities should be facilitated under the close supervision of an adult.
The Spring Activity Pack
This printable packet of 14 fun activities is perfect for preschoolers and elementary-aged children and includes:
-14 of our favorite springtime fine motor and gross motor activities
-Suggestions for grading the difficulty of each activity
-Easy-to-use materials checklists