Category: Fun Activities

Rainy Day Songs and Fingerplays

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A Few of Our Favorite Toys 2015

The holidays are here!  As pediatric therapists, we are often asked about toys.  We want toys that are fun, functional and work on a variety of developmental skills.  Here is a great checklist created by American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

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Fall Songs and Fingerplays

Fall is a great time of year.  Cooler weather, pumpkins and football games – what’s not to love?   One way to have fun this fall is to teach your child a few fingerplays and songs.  Using songs and fingerplays is

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A Bright Family Table Recipe: Pineapple Pops

Cut fresh pineapple into whatever size and shape you’d like Poke with a wooden skewer or cupcake pop stick (this is what is pictured) Place pops on a metal pan lined with wax paper and put in freezer Pineapple pops

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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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12 Ways to Play with Squigz

Squigz.  Have you heard of these great toys from Fat Brain Toys?  We bought some in December and they have been a HUGE hit at the Brightsong clinic with the children and the therapists.  These toys are made of silicone

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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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Skills Children Learn Playing with Puzzles

Looking for a great toy for your child?   Puzzles are fabulous toys for every child and every age.  Be sure to look for puzzles made of good quality and try to find some with pictures that look as realistic as

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Fall Fun!

Fall is my favorite time of year. One great thing about fall is that there are so many fun things you can do to encourage your child’s learning and development.  Here are 5 ideas for you and your child to

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Kool-Aid Playdough

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