DIY I-Spy Bags

I used to firmly believe in purchasing standard games as therapy products. (Not that there is anything wrong with standard games! But I do believe that they have their time and place.) My initial use of board games as a primary intervention may have partially stemmed from having three children under three in diapers, while […]

Gift Ideas for the Holidays

There are a ton of toys and activities out there in the world, but unfortunately I┬ácan’t review each product that I have tried in one blog post! ­čśÇ What I would like to do is offer a general list of toys/activities/products that we have found to be fun, effective, and simple-to-use, that also happen to […]

Pumpkin Spice Play-Dough!

I love doing hands-on projects with the kids I work with and my own children. There’s just something fun, festive, and exciting to create, experiment, to figure out the-just-right creation we are aiming for (I like to ‘guesstimate’ with my kiddos a lot, and play around with different amounts of ingredients, allowing them to feel […]

Cardboard Hideouts!

This summer, I spent a good deal of time mentally preparing for the many trips to art supply stores and ┬ámaking schedules in anticipation for the 6 weeks that my children would be home at ‘camp mommy’. Well, that didn’t happen. And the results were still pretty awesome-plus, my kids didn’t once complain that we […]

One Way That We Have Been Using “How to Be a Superhero Called Self-Control”: a Simple Solution for Transfer of Strategies

Barbecues, amusement parks, the pool, long summer nights chasing fireflies. Weekends at the beach, the ocean breeze and the hot sun sprinkled with the sounds of happy laughter as children build sand cities, moats, breaking only to rush into the shallow tide of the crashing waves before running happily back to their spot by their […]

A Functional Activity With Embedded Academic and Developmental Skill Components

Multi-step gross motor and sensory activities with academic skills embedded within the task, among other developmental skill components, can be quite simple to put together, with powerful effects on child learning and overall developmental growth-especially if done consistently, with a multi sensory approach, ┬áwith some variation, and over time. Wordy? I’ll explain, through a concrete […]

The Beauty of Childhood

It was my birthday yesterday. No balloons, no waking up in excitement to check if it was past 12 AM-so that I could officially consider myself one year older. I suppose I’m beginning the stage where birthdays are transcending into markers in time, acknowledging that life is passing, sometimes way too quickly! 6 AM, on […]