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Posts Tagged "playeducateadvocate"

Dress-Up Play is Fun Therapy

May 14, 2020

Getting dressed may be a simple task for most of us, but for our friends with sensory or mobility challenges, it may difficult. Teaching a child with special needs to dress independently has many benefits. So, let’s get creative and make dress-up play fun!

Play with a Purpose

May 13, 2020

We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym is a sensory gym franchise that is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and fun environment for our kids by providing the support and amazing sensory gym equipment to create these safe spaces.

Take a Virtual Field Trip

May 12, 2020

Teaching kids from home can be a bit bumpy and boring, at times, for the whole family. Virtual field trips can lighten the load and provide learning while having fun. We’ve sourced out some wonderful sites that provide links for virtual field trips.

Over the Rainbow with Evan Ruggiero

May 11, 2020

Meet Evan Ruggiero, a Drama Desk-nominated actor, singer, one-legged tap dancer, and motivational speaker based in New York City. We honored Evan with our Courageous Spirit Award at our gala last year where he performed live with Grammy winner Jason Mraz.

Celebrating Your Special Mom

May 10, 2020

This Mother’s Day at home will be like no other we’ve had before, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be just as special! We just need to be a little more creative and come up with some playful ways to celebrate moms! Read this Letter to the Mom of a Child with a Disability from the Mighty.

Turning Clean-Up Time into Play Time

May 9, 2020

We have all been spending a LOT of time in our homes lately. Let’s invite the kids to help tidy up and make it fun for them! Household chores can be started with very young children, including those with special needs. Helping around the house can be playful.

Teens for Social Inclusion

May 8, 2020

Being included is important to everyone, no matter what their age or ability. Inclusion Matters. That’s why we created Teens for Social Inclusion, a volunteer mentor program that teaches children how to be buddies with friends of different abilities.

Creating Playful Messages

May 7, 2020

Right now is a perfect time to teach your kids about gratitude and how to create thoughtful messages. This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, Nurse Appreciation Week, and Mother’s Day! They will have fun making playful messages for our essential workers, too.

Activities to Get Kids Moving

May 6, 2020

Looking to fulfill your child’s physical education requirements or seeking a playful workout that your kids can do at home? Our friends at Disney Family, The OT Toolbox, and Pink Oatmeal have put together some helpful videos, ideas, and downloadables to guide you and your family.

Support Learning Slump Through Play

May 5, 2020

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.