Here parents, educators, and therapists come together to share ideas to help children of all abilities function at their utmost potential. Useful information and tips regarding the challenges that children can face, as well as fun, educational crafts and games for children to do are covered here. Some of the topics addressed are sensory, fine motor, school readiness, autism, strengthening and crafts.
Now that it's spring, let's make it feel like it with hand print flowers! Most kids love to get dirty, so lay down some newspapers and let them have fun (or let them do this outside). Use different colors to create a beautiful flower. Don't be afraid to let the kids get dirty- we are finding that some parents don't allow their kids to just be kids. Allowing kids to do messy play is so important and fun. Kids need the sensory component of putting their hands into gooey, messy things. For those kids that won't put their hands into a plate of paint, use a paint brush and paint their hands. For those kids that have tactile sensitivity, at least paint their finger tips, at first, and then try to progress to painting their entire hand. Do the activity, or a similar activity, over and over to allow the child to get used to the feeling.