Sweet, sweet summertime. It's slipping away! There is so much to love about summer- backyard grill outs, bonfires, the lake, outdoor walks, the pool, the 4th of July, picnics in the park, sunshine, the list goes on and on. But really, it all comes down to the fact that we get to spend more time … Continue reading The Great Sensory Outdoors
How great were the Olympics?! Like us, you may catch yourself looking for ways to get moving and lead a healthy lifestyle. How can we do this for our children in an easy, interactive, and fun way? The answer? Obstacle courses! Obstacle courses are a therapy favorite as a wide array of skills can be … Continue reading Let the Games Begin!
These warm summer days have us wanting to stay close to that air conditioner! One of my favorite things to do on a hot day is be next to some water, whether that is a pool, lake, or my dog’s pool that he doesn’t love to share. It keeps me cool! The same goes … Continue reading Hot Day? Water Play!
Everyone loves summertime and being outside, right?! You can’t beat warm sunny days playing outside on the green (or brown) grass! But, when the excitement of summer is in full swing, it can be difficult for children to follow directions.. especially while outside. Incorporating direction following games while playing outside can be helpful in teaching … Continue reading Learn and Play: Following Directions Outside
And tomorrow we learn about health. Let it be clear. We do not sit down and have school activities. We play. We fight. We get yelled at for fighting and I give them something to do. These are the "somethings" I give them to do. Healthy or Not Healthy Worksheet Dental health Worksheets Yoga for … Continue reading Health Activities for the Stuck at Home
Part three of our language in play posts. This week we are going to talk about repetition. So naturally I named it three-peat. Because I love words. Repetition - when done right - should be super annoying. To yourself, to your husband, to any adult in the vicinity - but I promise it won't be … Continue reading Three-peat
I say this to both boys. A lot. "Boys! Bossy fun is not fun for anyone!" It is not. No one likes to be bossed around. Especially when you are trying to do something fun, like playing. Both of my boys respond really well to being bossed around. Gus especially. (Enter sarcasm here). The next few weeks … Continue reading Bossy Play is not fun for anyone
As we established in the last blog post, Gus gets speech therapy now. He is into it. And he is already making progress. I am not going to lie, it is kind of fun to be on the other end of speech therapy. And to be 100% honest, for the first time in my career, … Continue reading La la la Lemonade
A few weeks ago Gus was telling us a story and I thought, "Gol, his speech is kind of a mess. I should get that fixed. It's probably because of those big beautiful cheeks making it laborous to talk." And then naturally I went on with my day. The next day John asked me "Do … Continue reading Gus goes to Therapy
Getting those Easter baskets ready for delivery this weekend? Well, good news: Kris from http://www.parentingwithKris.com has some great ideas to fill those baskets without having to fill cavities later! Peter Cottontail will be hopping down the bunny trail before you know it, which means adjusting your budget to fill those yearly Easter baskets. However, you … Continue reading Guest Post: 3 Budget-Friendly Easter Basket Tips for Health-Concious Parents