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The Benefits of Movement | Therapist Recommended “Power” Moves for Preschoolers

The Benefits of Movement | Therapist Recommended “Power” Moves for Preschoolers

Movement is super powerful! It is an inner and innate drive, and a foundational component of how we explore our environment and orient ourselves in space. The benefits of movement are infinite. Movement helps to build postural control and develop body awareness and motor control.…

Let’s Get Tactile! Benefits and Tips for Setting Up a Sensory Bin

Let’s Get Tactile! Benefits and Tips for Setting Up a Sensory Bin

Therapists and teachers love to utilize sensory bins for preschool exploration because there are so many benefits! Young children are naturally in a ‘touch to learn’ phase in which they are learning about their environment, such as cause/effect concepts, through experiences. This article will provide…

Plastic Egg Activities for Preschoolers

Plastic Egg Activities for Preschoolers

April’s All Star toy is plastic eggs! These are a fave for therapists to build purposeful play because there are so many ways to adapt the fun. So don’t pack away the holiday decorations just yet and stay tuned all month for some engaging, easy…

St. Patrick’s Day Purposeful Play | Activities for Preschoolers

St. Patrick’s Day Purposeful Play | Activities for Preschoolers

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! We have put together some of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day play activities with all things green, rainbows, and of course gold coins! Lucky Charms Oobleck Coco loves messy play, so oobleck is a perfect fit for her…

Dental Health Sensory Bin

Dental Health Sensory Bin

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! To celebrate we set up a super fun Dental Health Sensory Bin with one of our favorite toy sets from Melissa and Doug! Materials: Ikea Flisat Table Dental Set from Melissa and Doug Shaving cream mixed with food…

Quick and Easy Valentine Projects for Preschoolers

Quick and Easy Valentine Projects for Preschoolers

“All you need is love” and Valentine’s day crafts! (Lennon/McCartney) It is the perfect time of year to mix up some of your kiddo’s favorite crafts and activities with hearts, x’s and o’s, and all the festive colors and sparkles of the holiday.  Here are…

Button Skills for Preschoolers: XO Button Snake

Button Skills for Preschoolers: XO Button Snake

Buttoning can be a tricky skill for little fingers to master! We recommend starting with activities like button boards or making your own button snakes. They are a simple way to grade the task to decrease frustration by using a large button and eliminating managing…

Dressing Skills for Preschoolers | Purposeful Play Fun

Dressing Skills for Preschoolers | Purposeful Play Fun

The preschool years are an explosion of new complex tasks built on the combination of foundational skills that kiddos acquire in their infant and toddler years. As your littles develop, they are becoming more and more independent, and a huge area of growth in these…

Cotton Balls: Fun Indoor Activities

Cotton Balls: Fun Indoor Activities

Looking for some fun indoor activities to do with your kiddo? Break out the cotton balls! Cotton balls are an easy, budget friendly way to recreate pretend snow in the comfort of your home! Check out some of these activities our All-Stars did that kept…