Using Sidewalk Chalk and Squirt Guns for Fine Motor

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Playing with sidewalk chalk can work on and use a lot of different skills during therapy, and is a good activity. Using short pieces of chalk forces the fingers to use a tripod grasp, by using the index, second finger, and thumb. Writing on the sidewalk is also good for range of motion because the client has to get down to the ground to write. If you don’t want to write on the ground, you can write on the walls {Read More}

Balloon Volleyball

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Balloon Volleyball is such a simple game to play that is fun for young and old. It can be played standing up or sitting down, although when sitting down, someone will need to retrieve the balloon when it is out reach. I don’t think I need to say this, but will, just in case. The balloon needs to be blown up by lung power, no helium, or the balloon will fly away. The objective of the game is to keep {Read More}

Kid-O-Bilibo

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The Kid-O Bilibo is a toy that is the shape of a turtle shell. It reminds me of one of the large pieces of equipment that I use in therapy to balance on, but on a much smaller scale. It couldn’t be used exactly the same, but it has its own uses, and imagination can create many more uses. I would use it for balancing in and on. Sitting in it, it acts like a boat and can help work {Read More}

Toss Across

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Toss Across is a tic tac toe game that is played by throwing bean bags at the squares which turns them over to reveal X’s and O’s. You throw the bean bags, and if they hit the square on one side an X would be turned over, but if you hit it on the other side, and O would be turned over. You have to be careful that you don’t turn over your opponent’s symbol and win the game for him. {Read More}

Product Review: Bumbo Seat

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Have you wondered if the Bumbo seat is useful enough to bother getting? I can’t tell you specifically if it is worth it to you, but I can tell you how I have used it in therapy. What it does: It is a little bucket seat that holds a baby’s bottom in a very stable position. The child is then able to stack itself and hold their head and trunk upright without having to worry about holding their hips in position. {Read More}