Spooky Fun in OT Today!

Ever since I was a kid, I have LOVED all things spooky. I relished anything that had to do with witches, ghosts, mummies, or zombies. I definitely passed this on to all three of my kids, who have been begging me to turn the inside of my home into a haunted house for the past […]

Some Fun Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

Lets tackle the creative play, visual motor, fine motor, and sensory areas of development while celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! Fine Motor/Creative Play Skills: Here’s an idea to make your own toilet-paper roll leprechaun: http://www.momentsofmommyhood.com/2011/03/toilet-paper-roll-leprechauns.html Visual Motor/Perceptual Skills: To make a rainbow sun-catcher, check out this site: Rainbow Suncatcher Craft for Kids Sensory Processing Skills (with […]

Ice-Pop Tower!

                As a mom of three young and very busy kiddos, I am always searching for fun and creative ways to keep them entertained, while working on developmental skills, such as fine motor, visual motor, cognitive perceptual, and sensory processing through age-appropriate play (that’s the pediatric OT in […]

Summer Sensory Fun!

                                                       1. Blowing Bubbles:  This is a great outdoor (or indoor) summer activity that improves a child’s sense of calm through slow breathing.  By doing this over the summer with your child, this will promote an optimal level of alertness, while providing more self-awareness of behavior and present state. This also works to improve oral-motor […]