Everyday, Simple Idea #31: Easy Stickers

I am sharing some of the simple, daily things I do at home as a Mom that come from my occupational therapy background. Everyday, Simple Idea #31: Easy Stickers Stickers are one of the favorite activities in my house and clinic.  From toddlers to school-aged children, stickers are a great way to building skills during creative learning. One of the problems I often run into is that the stickers...
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Everyday, Simple Idea #30: Kid’s Kitchen Drawer

I am sharing some of the simple, daily things I do at home as a Mom that come from my occupational therapy background. Everyday, Simple Idea #30: Kid’s Kitchen Drawers Independence and responsibility are skills that all young children are working to learn.  Parents often struggle to allow children to learn these skills because it means letting go of some control over daily tasks, and...
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Everyday, Simple Idea #28: Twisting Cups

I am sharing some of the simple, daily things I do at home as a Mom that come from my occupational therapy background. Everyday, Simple Idea #28: Twisting Cups I saw this idea online and had to try it and create a few of my own variations (with an occupational therapy focus.) All you need are 2 cheap clear cups(the free ones at hotels are perfect) and a permanent marker.  I made two versions,...
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Everyday Simple Idea #29 Spray bottles

I am sharing some of the simple, daily things I do at home as a Mom that come from my occupational therapy background. Everyday, Simple Idea #29: Spray Bottles Hand strength is one of the top areas of concern I find as a pediatric occupational therapist.  Children who struggle with motor tasks tend to avoid the tasks that are hard for them, and they miss out on hours of play that would...
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Everyday, Simple Idea #27: Ice Block Play

I am sharing some of the simple, daily things I do at home as a Mom that come from my occupational therapy background. Everyday, Simple Idea #27: Ice Block Play This is a summertime favorite at my house.  It is quick and easy, but takes advance planning (about a day in advance).  It is ideal for hot weather days, but could even be done inside in the winter months.  While there are many great...
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Everyday, Simple Idea #26: Carry a Tray

I am sharing some of the simple, daily things I do at home as a Mom that come from my occupational therapy background. Everyday, Simple Idea #26: Carry a Tray One of my favorite activities as a pediatric OT that I have been using at home is having my children carry a tray.  Any kind of tray works, as long as it takes 2 hands to hold in front of the body. Why?  Carrying a try helps build key...
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