Sensory Bath Time

Bath time can be a great time to grow and explore! What are some fun things that you can do with your kids to make bath time more sensory? Oatmeal Bath-put oatmeal straight into bath water and let your child explore the texture Foam letters in the bathtub-practice your ABC’s …

Wiping Your Bottom

If your child is having a difficult time learning how to wipe their own bottom, here are some fun body awareness activities that you can try with them. Put stickers on your child’s clothed bottom and have them reach back to take the stickers off Have your child lay on …

Graded Writing Pressure

“You’re writing too lightly! I can’t see what you wrote”. “You’re pressing too hard down on your pencil and tiring yourself out!”. If you find yourself saying either of these two lines to your child, then there is something you must try! Try putting a foam mat under your child’s …

Big Crayons or Little Crayons?

If your child is in the preschool to elemantary school age range this blog is for you. Many of you remember that large crayon box that you would receive when you entered Kindergarten. The thought process was that larger crayons were better for preschool and Kindergarten goers because they were …

Facial Imitation Game

As your child is developing it is a great idea to teach them about facial expressions and emotions. A person’s ability to correctly understand facial expressions on other people and then replicate facial expressions is an important part of social behavior. Many children who have a hard time making eye …

Body Bowling

Children lie in the middle of a designated area on either their stomach or backs. Ask each child to logroll and knock over the bowling pins that you have set up in a large circle around them. Children will logroll to work on core strength, ab strength, glute strength, vestibular …

Messy Play

Messy play activities are great to encourage kids of all ages and tactile sensitivities. Messy play is great for kids that do not like touching different textures and/or may be very picky eaters.  Encourage your child to touch different textures by you demonstrating the touching of the texture first, then …

Bean Bath Time

Fill up a child’s size blow up or ready made pool with dried pinto beans far enough so that the child can sit in it and their legs can be completely immersed in it. Having your child play and touch pinto beans allows them to have a tactile experience and …