Splish splash, it’s time for some Ocean Sensory Play! Our Teens for Social Inclusion will be reading the book “Ocean Meets Sky” by The Fan Brothers. We will craft an Ocean Sensory Bag from objects around the house.
Kids can spend hours playing with sand. As summer begins, it’s important to get kids outdoors. So, give them sand to dig, pour, sift, scoop and use their imagination. Sand play provides a great sensory opportunity for tactile learning. And it’s fun!
Slime is so much fun to play with. It’s squishy, slimy, and super-sensory! Slime is also science, so introduce slime as a play activity and sneak in a chemistry lesson, too. This is a great hands-on experiment that lets kids be messy. And kids love messy!
Memorial Day typically marks the opening of public pools. However, with social distancing in effect, pools remain closed. So, we have some tips for water play! From backyard water games to indoor water activities, your kids can still have some summer fun!
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!
Professional Advisory Board Member and Special Education Consultant, Josan Wright Callender, provides guidance to parents and educators about social emotional learning.
Our young friends love creating their own play spaces in different areas of the playground, especially underneath things! These fort-like spaces allow for creativity, independence, and sensory regulation. With this kind of freedom, imagination runs wild.
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.
It feels good. It smells good. It’s shaving cream! Watch as our Education Program Manager, Jennifer Quick, shows you ways to use shaving cream as a sensory favorite at home! All you need is a cookie sheet or surface as your blank canvas.