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Using Yarn for Therapy Sessions

yarn craft activitiesYarn is a simple supply to pick up and use in a variety of ways with children during therapy sessions. Not only can working with yarn help to calm kids, making art is also therapeutic. Check in with crafting stores, families, and others to see if they have supplies that they may be able to donate. Craft stores also have sales from time to time where you can pick up returns and other skeins, which will be helpful for session crafting purposes. Read More »

Back to School Blues Be Gone

back to school bluesBack to school signifies the unofficial end of summer. Schedules change, homework begins, and stress may start to creep in for students and adults alike. This can make kids worry, sad, and nervous about the unknown in the school year ahead. It is a great time to use ice breakers to bond as a group together. Get to know each other, learn about who you are, and talk about what you will be doing in the upcoming academic year. Read More »

Fireworks for the Fourth

fireworks activitiesWhen you think of Independence Day, most people will automatically think of all things red, white, and blue. Of course, one of the most popular things on that special day in the United States is fireworks. Take time to talk to kids about the ways they celebrate the holiday and whether or not they go to a fireworks display. Discuss the sounds, sights, and other descriptors related to this beautiful and special day for America. Read More »