Many of our families are missing key therapies. How are you keeping bodies, hearts, and minds moving today? Consider an obstacle course inside your home! Simple activities can stretch your arms, help you balance, and connect the brain.
Sesame Street sees the “amazing in all children,” including our friends with autism. We learn that some of our friends might see the world a little differently, but it doesn’t keep them from playing at https://youtu.be/RuV8AddbXIs.
How about an original story from actress Kali Rocha (Disney’s Liv & Maddie and Man with a Plan)? Curl up and listen to “The Treasure Pot”, a story about kindness and inclusion written by Kali and her daughter, Savria with sound effects by her son, Barlow.
Bubbles are always a hit with our buddies on the playground: https://youtu.be/m_DgXp7eTZQ. Playing with bubbles is fun to feel and can also help with coordination, motor, and visuospatial skills. Bubbles can be a favorite at home, too!
Fred Rogers showed young children the world in simple, yet direct ways. We love when Jeff Erlanger visited Mister Rogers and talked about his electric wheelchair. Join them in singing, “It’s You I Like” at https://youtu.be/UNUficgWE3U.
You can sense the joy kids feel when they dance. Dance is for everyone, no matter what their age or ability! Take some inspiration from these kiddos and their buddy as they dance together at https://youtu.be/aVs-jMMsVUA. We have ways to get hearts pumping at home!
We’re all sitting inside more than ever. Try this quick, inclusive workout with Katelynn Johnson at https://youtu.be/S6hyTrZt4ZU. Use cans as resistance for seated arm exercises and your small pet as a fun weight for standing leg workouts!
Want to make a fun and easy calming sensory bottle craft in minutes with your kids? All you need are a few items which you probably already have in your home. The OT Toolbox provides tips to parents, therapists, and teachers to help our kiddos who need a little sensory support.
Move and groove with Jamie Kolnick, the founder of Jam with Jamie. Grab some fun items to dance with, like scarves or music shakers from around the house! Then sing along with Jamie. Jam with Jamie is on a mission to bring music into kids’ lives everywhere!
Curious George is our favorite little monkey who loves to PLAY. His friends at Universal Studios Hollywood join us as buddies to kids of ALL abilities and bring Curious George to our playdates. We found some great Curious George-themed ways to play #athome!