20 Easy LEGO Builds
We are just getting into the smaller sized LEGO here. Although my son loves to put together LEGO sets, we have a lot of fun with our own LEGO building ideas. Think outside the box, and try some new LEGO activities with classic bricks. There are so many early learning ideas built into these easy LEGO builds. THINGS TO BUILD WITH LEGO LEGO CLASSIC BUILDING IDEAS I am super excited that we are starting the journey into LEGO land. We love to sit and just build with a big box of classic bricks…
Roll A Topic Ice Breaker Freebie
Use this activity as an ice breaker for the first week of school or as a classroom community builder. I have my students sit in a circle around our carpet, and I project the "Roll a topic" sheet up on the SmartBoard. Each student takes a turn rolling the dice and answering the corresponding question...
Play Doh Connect Four - Therapy Fun Zone
Play Doh Connect Four is a fun activity that was created by Marie Logan, an Occupational Therapist with UAB Pediatric Neuromotor Clinic. This activity is a great way to combine the benefits of using play doh, and the fun of playing connect four while working on hand, wrist, and forearm skills. In order to play you[Read More]
Play Therapy Techniques: 30 Therapeutic Activities for Children
30 simple yet effective therapeutic activities for children to teach healthy anger management, improve self-control, increase empowerment, and manage fear, anxiety, and depression while also building proper problem-solving skills.
5 Ways to Take Your Sensory Table to the Next Level
For over 27 years, Tom Bedard has been building apparatuses for the sensory table. And it all started with a bucket. The bucket answered a NEED at the sensory table - transporting the sand out of the table. Hello! How many of you have fought the “there’s more sand on the floor than in the sensory table” phenomenon? The bucket provided the children the pathway to perform this need appropriately. You see, Tom noticed children were naturally driven to transport the sand OUT of the table. Truth…
Versatile "Family" Figures (36-Pieces)
Excellent for Storytelling and a Great Play Therapy Tool!These versatile, non-detailed figures in six bright colors can represent ALL ethnicities as well as different ages. In addition to the typical family, additional family members or significant others, can be represented (i.e. step-parents, same gender parents, sib
Breaking through the binary: Gender explained using continuums - ❤ It's Pronounced Metrosexual
This picture shows the difference between gender expression, gender identity, biological sex, and sexual orientation. Just because someone is born with specific sex organs, that doesn't mean that his or her brain, heart, or certain stylistic choices will reflect those organs.
Why Parents Must Spend Time With Their Children
Children grow up best when they spend time with their parents. Children need parents in their lives to talk to, set boundaries for them, and get care and love from. When parents are not involved enough in a child's life, the child often becomes rebellious...