Step into the most wonderful season with these fun Christmas gross motor activities!Today, we're unwrapping a delightfully silly (and free printable!) Santa Body Awareness Activity that will add a playful twist to your holiday gross motor sessions. These fun printable cards turn Santa Claus into a tool for promoting body awareness in a way that's fun and engaging for kids. They're the perfect Christmas gross motor activities for preschoolers!We like to make planning and prepping easy for therapists, teachers, and parents - especially during the busy holiday season. And these free printable ... Read More about Christmas Gross Motor Activities: Silly Santa Cards
*This post contains affiliate links. Read more.Whether you're a therapist or a teacher, it's always great when a new tool comes along that makes planning and preparation a little easier. Among our most recent favorites is this set of awesome dry erase pouches.We know, it doesn't seem like such an unassuming accessory could be that exciting or interesting. But trust us. These pouches do more than just hold worksheets. They can transform your classroom or therapy sessions by becoming the foundation for tons of interactive and reusable activities. Why Use Dry Erase Pouches? First off, dry ... Read More about Dry Erase Pouches for Occupational Therapy & The Classroom
It's the most wonderful time of the year! And that means...shopping and sharing the joy of the season with the ones you love! If you have a therapist on your list - we've got you covered with all of our favorite gifts for therapists over on The Off Duty Therapists! The Cutest Therapy Stickers Looking for a stocking stuffer for the therapist in your life? Or maybe you're searching for the perfect Secret Santa gift for your favorite therapist at work? These cute therapy stickers are the best for laptops, water bottles, and coffee mugs!Check them out here! The Best Car Organization ... Read More about The Best Gifts for Therapists
Whether you're looking for fresh new tools for work or you're shopping for your kids at home - today, we've got our eye on some awesome Black Friday deals on toys and games!We've done the work scouring Amazon and our other favorite places around the web so you don't have to! And rest assured, every item we've included here was chosen because of its ability to boost developmental skills, including fine motor skills, social skills, gross motor skills, self-regulation, and more!Check out some of our favorite Black Friday Deals on Toys & Games... Black Friday Deals on Toys & ... Read More about Black Friday Deals on Toys & Games
This post contains affiliate links. Read more.Building with blocks is more than child's play; it's a gateway to promoting a huge range of different developmental skills.What may look like simple play and exploration as kids stack and create with blocks, what’s really happening is much more complex and can have a profound impact on a child's growth and development. We use lots of different block sets during our developmental play groups, during occupational therapy and physical therapy sessions, and during co-treatment sessions with OT, PT, and SLP. Why? Because they’re a simple tool that can ... Read More about Block Play for Kids (+The Best Block Sets)
My absolute favorite part of Christmas gift giving is stocking stuffer gifts! I love to find beautiful and unique items that are priced just right to make every inch of that stocking bring big smiles of joy. I think my 3 kids would tell you that they are their favorite part of the holidays because these are the unexpected gifts, the gifts that were usually random finds as I was browsing IG or a little boutique shop.Here are 15 of my favorite stocking stuffer gifts for this year! The Best Stocking Stuffer Gifts for Kids TRAVEL SIZE BEAD KITS A beautiful, pocket size, gift tin ... Read More about The Best Stocking Stuffer Gifts
Check out this awesome preschool cutting practice idea - great for occupational therapy or to try in the classroom! If you’re looking for a fun and simple way to target grasping skills, scissor skills, hand eye coordination, bilateral coordination and more…this is the activity for you! This one is perfect to pair with other fun themed ideas like these fun gingerbread games for kindergarten or other cookie/gingerbread themed activities.You'll only need a few simple supplies that you probably already have on hand! First, let's talk a little bit about cutting practice for ... Read More about Preschool Cutting Practice – Sprinkle Cleanup!
Below, find the best bubble machines for your therapy room, classroom, or home - sure to bring smiles to your kiddos' faces! In a world of fancy kid toys and gadgets, there's something wonderfully simple about a simple activity like blowing bubbles. Bubbles have always been a favorite of ours, whether we're using them as one of our calming sensory activities, as a way to promote movement and gross motor skills, or as a way to support visual motor and tracking skills. They are truly the easiest and most universal way to capture kids' attention.Bubbles are more than just fun! They are a ... Read More about The Best Bubble Machines