Are you feeling a lull in the COVID-19 learning at home? Play can help lift the learning and make it fun for everyone! Family members can support the learning virtually, while providing variety for parents and kids alike. Check out how play can help any learning slump.
The Force is strong today, as friends of all abilities and galaxies unite for #StarWarsDay! We are celebrating from home through exciting activities packed with your favorite characters and adventures from far, far away. #Maythe4th be with you!
Are your kids getting bored at home? Well, we have a special story to share that will entertain and inspire kids of all abilities to use their imagination! Some very talented artists have brought the book, “Four Bears In A Box” to life in this video.
Have you ever tried spinners on the playground and felt an immediate awareness of your whole body? Swinging, swaying, spinning, and climbing activate a part of your sensory system, too. These types of input support your child’s development.
It’s Fun Friday! Let’s play scientist at home using some common household ingredients and some ingenuity. Science is something everyone can get involved with, no matter what your age or ability! So, explore, experiment, and empower our kids!
There are plenty of opportunities for building fine motor skills on the playground, but tabletop play can be created in any environment! Exercising their hands with different objects can support motor and sensory development for children of all abilities.
In honor of #InternationalDanceDay, let’s invite our little ones to experience the joy of dance through Ballet For All Kids! Research has shown that movement helps children with special needs improve social communication and motor skills.
Supporting your child’s resiliency and self- esteem can often be a challenge, especially at this time of working and learning from home. Josan Callender, our friend, special education teacher and author, has shared a wonderful way for parents or caregivers to support learning and play at home.
Music is a great way to connect while being at home together! Laurel Terreri, board certified music therapist at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach, takes you through music, movement, and instrument-making, all from the comfort of your own home!
Today, we reached the homes of families from all over the world via Zoom and FB Live for our #GlobalDayofPlay! We are so grateful to the amazing artists, including Jason Mraz, who enchanted us with their performances and inspiring stories. As you can see, we all had a blast!