These simple Google Slides are perfect for inspiring movement and self-regulation during in-person OR virtual therapy/classroom sessions! We're hearing from therapists and teachers every day who are looking for simple ways to target movement skills during virtual sessions or to get kids up and moving after long periods of the day spent on screens. Today, we're here to share a super simple Christmas tree-themed Google Slide presentation that's the perfect way to get kids moving this holiday season! Whether you're targeting skills like balance, coordination, and strength during ... Read More about Simple Interactive Holiday Movement Game
These easy Christmas crafts and activities require only the simplest supplies that you already have on hand! Kids love to craft and we think the best crafts are easy Christmas crafts that don’t require a trip to the store to get tons of supplies that we will only use once. The good news is that there are loads of easy Christmas crafts that can be fun for kids in preschool and beyond using things that you probably already have on hand! If you are looking for fun virtual physical therapy or virtual occupational therapy ideas, this list will be the perfect reference for you as well! ... Read More about Easy Christmas Crafts & Activities: No Fancy Supplies Needed!
These resources and the free printable are perfect for sharing with parents and caregivers of kids with an ASD Diagnosis. Receiving an ASD diagnosis (autism spectrum disorder) can be completely overwhelming for parents and caregivers. With so many things to consider - from therapies to individualized education plans and beyond - many parents aren’t sure where to turn first for the best information. As experienced pediatric therapists, we see countless parents who are in this position. And this has been a driving force behind our work here at The Inspired Treehouse. We are passionate ... Read More about Common Developmental Concerns for Kids With an ASD Diagnosis
These free printable lacing cards are the perfect way for kids to practice beginning letter sounds in a fun, hands-on way that targets fine motor skills too! Lacing cards are one of the most quintessential occupational therapy supplies out there. They're great for promoting coordination, bilateral hand skills, and more! But...if you work with kids who are really struggling with fine motor skills, it doesn't take long for a lacing card to become a giant tangled mess. Or, if you use lacing cards during a group session, you might spend your whole session scrambling to help each kid ... Read More about Letter Sounds Modified Lacing Cards
These movement books are the perfect way to inspire playful and creative movement activities in your home, classroom, or therapy practice! *This post contains affiliate links. Read more. When we’re planning our developmental play groups or therapy sessions, we typically plan the activities around a kid-friendly theme. Our themes inspire creative new ideas, keep us organized, and give kids some context for why we're doing what we're doing. Sometimes our themes are seasonal (Snow, Valentine's Day, Christmas) , sometimes they appeal to kids' interests (Transportation, Superheroes, ... Read More about The Best Movement Books for Kids
Looking for fun stocking stuffer ideas for building fine motor and gross motor skills? Look no further! Here's a roundup of our favorites! *This post contains affiliate links. Read more. We've all done it. Finished all of our holiday shopping only to realize at the last minute that we forgot the stockings!! Sound familiar? No problem - we've got you covered! This roundup of fun stocking stuffer ideas is full of toy and game ideas that are not only fun - they also target a wide range of fine motor and gross motor skills! Whether you have a kiddo who needs some inspiration to get ... Read More about Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Building Motor Skills
These awesome motor skills toys and games for kids are perfect for targeting fine motor and gross motor skills through play! *This post contains affiliate links. Read more. Every year since we started The Inspired Treehouse, we have put together our recommendations for our top therapist-approved toys and games for kids around the holidays so parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends would be “in the know” when they started their holiday shopping. But this year, we’ve decided to do our gift guides a little differently… This time around, we’re sharing YOUR favorite motor ... Read More about Top Motor Skills Toys & Games for Kids
Sick of all the screen time? Ready to get kids motivated and inspired to get up and MOVE? These are the games for you! *This post contains affiliate links. Read more. If you feel like your kids at home...or the kids in your therapy practice...are sitting in front of a screen more than they should be - you're not alone! With virtual school and with so many of us trying to stay healthy by staying close to home, kids end up in front of tablets, TVs, and video games way more than we'd like. That's why it's more important than ever to get creative with motivating kids to move! These fun ... Read More about 8 Awesome Movement Games for Kids