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Halloween Sensory Fun

halloween sensory funGetting a little messy can allow kids to be more actively engaged in sessions. When they are having fun, students don’t always realize they are working on skills. Sensory activities help with this problem and allow us to focus us checking on their speech and language, fine motor, gross motor, or other therapy needs. Getting everyone busy with their hands allows mundane skill work to be more productive. When individuals may be shy to talk or share, giving them something to work out the nerves allows them to focus more. Halloween is the perfect time to implement some sensory fun for kids of all ages. Read More »

Pumpkin Patch Pride

pumpkin speech activitiesImagine the look on the face of kids as they walk into your classroom for a session and see a school pumpkin patch. Yes, to get kids excited for the autumn weather and celebrations, it’s time to give them the opportunity to pick their own pumpkin. Write messages home to those at home to see if they would be willing to donate some small pumpkins. They are typically only a few dollars each and some may find it easier to ask for the funds and get them for all kids at the same time. While writing home, check in with everyone, paying close attention to multilingual families, to see what special pumpkin traditions they may have. Read More »

Lots of Laughs with Ladybugs

ladybug activitiesLook all around you and the world is filled with a lot of insects flying, buzzing, and crawling around. Most of the times kids are afraid of them, but there is one in particular that makes kids of all ages smile. The little lady bug has become a symbol of good luck. They are the perfect critter to embrace and have fun with during the warm summer months. Read More »

Focus on Feelings for Father’s Day

Fathers Day activitiesFather’s Day is the perfect time to talk to students about important men in their life. While Father’s Day is only one day in June, it is nice to spend several sessions with kids discussing their feeling about the male role models in their lives. Remember to be aware of different family dynamics and sensitive to children who may not have a father at home. Keep the focus on male role models in their life, not simply at home. Read More »

Birds of a Feather

bird watchingYou have probably heard the saying Birds of a feather flock together. For kids who have therapy sessions together, it may have a different meaning to them. The kids have similar needs but may not always accomplish them in identical ways. Spring and summertime mean that more birds are outside.  Kids can learn a lot by watching the way birds interact. In addition to this, it’s the perfect opportunity to take sessions outside and get some fresh air. Read More »

Luck of the Irish

luck of IrishMarch means it’s time to dress up in green and embrace your inner Irish self. Even if you are not Irish, kids and adults enjoy celebrating St. Patrick’s Day each March. Younger children will enjoy learning about the stories of leprechauns. Kids who are new to our country may not be as familiar with St. Patrick’s Day and the Irish folklore. Take time to introduce them to some tales associated with leprechauns. A fun story to begin with is How to Catch a Leprechaun/Cómo Atrapar a un Duende by Adam Wallace. It will be a great start to chatting about how they would work on trapping these tricky lads. Read More »