3 New Leaf Play Ideas

Fall in Minnesota means piles of crunchy leaves all around.  This year we have gotten lucky with an incredibly long and warm fall, so here are a few more play ideas to keep the kids busy.  Leaves make for many great activities, including motor and sensory play.  Here are 3 new ideas for you to try: 1. Make leaf people. Find a great leaf, glue it to paper, add googly eyes and draw in hands and...
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What to do with Halloween Leftovers?

Now that Halloween is done, most parents are looking a the left-over Halloween stuff and pondering whether you can toss it all yet?   Here are 3 great ideas to get a little more use out of those Halloween things (before you toss them or pack them away) while also engaging children in wonderful developmental activities: 1. Hammer and nails with old pumpkins- grab a handful of nails and a hammer...
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1 Week Away

Just 1 week away… Register now online through District 196 Community Ed. (There are a few spots left as of today, but hurry my last class sold out!) Related posts and more info: The Making of a Presentation Did You Know? Sneak Peek Video   Paige Hays is an occupational therapist who provides in-home, pediatric occupational therapy services in the south metro area of the Twin Cities,...
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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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Millz House in Apply Valley

Places to Play: Millz House Indoor Playground in Apply Valley This is part of my series about places to play in the South Metro area of the Twin Cities (Apple Valley, Bloomington, Burnsville, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Edina, Inver Grove Heights, Farmington, Lakeville, Mendota Heights, Prior Lake, Richfield, Rosemount, Savage, Shakopee, South St. Paul, West St. Paul.) Place: Millz House, they are a...
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Lions Playground at Cliff Fen Park

Places to Play: Lions Playground at Cliff Fen Park in Burnsville, MN This is part of my series about places to play in the South Metro area of the Twin Cities (Apple Valley, Bloomington, Burnsville, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Edina, Inver Grove Heights, Farmington, Lakeville, Mendota Heights, Prior Lake, Richfield, Rosemount, Savage, Shakopee, South St. Paul, West St. Paul.) Place: Lions Head Park...
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