Category: Developmental Activities

Grab ‘n Go Yarn

by: Paige Troutman OT Student at UT Memphis

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Halloween Fun for Everyone

By: Mallory Bruce, MS, CCC-SLP & Jennifer Henderson, OTR/L Halloween is upon us and all the excitement that comes with the fall season! Some families go “all out” and have costumes ready by October 1st! However, for some children, this

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5 Activities to Teach Your Child to Identify and Name Animals

By: Hillary Ross, MS, CF-SLP Speech Language Pathologist Animals and animal sounds are fun to review while visiting the zoo, reading books, creating crafts, and singing songs. Here are 5 fun ideas on how to teach your child to identify

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How To Create a Sensory Garden

By: Carly Harrison, University of Memphis Student Intern   With the sun shining brighter and flowers starting to bloom, it is exciting to see spring approaching after a long and icy winter. Spring is the season of colors and fun

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5 Skills Targeted with Bean Bags

Bean bags are great toys for kids of all ages.  There are several different ways you can play with them to work on a variety of different skills.  Here are 5 different skills you can work on while playing with

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5 Ideas for Indoor Creative Play

By: Kalynn Smalley, MS, CF-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist Looking for ideas to keep your little ones entertained while the snow and ice keep you indoors? Allow your creative juices to flow with these 5 ideas for inventing play scenarios with everyday

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Trick-or-Treating Visual

Halloween is a lot of fun for most children.  You get to dress-up, knock on doors and get lots of treats. For children with language and developmental delays or sensory processing issues, trick-or-treating can be very difficult.  Here are a few tips

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Fall Into Fun!

Fall is my favorite time of year. There are so many fun things you can do with your child that incorporate all things fall, and work on your child’s development at the same time. 1.  Sing a song about leaves

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In My Therapy Bag: Balls

There are so many great blogs on the internet these days.  We were lucky enough to participate in a blog series by OT Café called In My Therapy Bag.   This series has several posts by pediatric therapists about their favorite therapy

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10 Ways to Play with a Parmesan Cheese Container

I know you might be thinking that it’s a little odd to play with a parmesan cheese container, but I have to say that these are great toys for your child’s development.  After you use all the cheese, wash out the

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