Category: Holidays

Fun with Sensory Bins

by: Jessica Oppenhuizen, OTR/L Occupational Therapist, Brightsong Sensory bins are a great tool to have around the house for a variety of reasons. Not only do they provide calming input and encourage children to tolerate and identify a variety of

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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 Kid-Friendly Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

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Teal Pumpkin Project

By: Jennifer Henderson, OTR/L Occupational Therapist, Brightsong Halloween can be a difficult holiday for families of children with feeding issues.  These issues can be feeding difficulties related to chewing and swallowing, sensory issues with food textures, as well as food allergies.

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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: Getting Kids Involved in Holiday Dinners

By:  Amy Foster, MS.Ed, Developmental Specialist and Mother of 4 Cooking with your children is a great experience for everyone.  Not only is it fun and great bonding time, but it allows your children to be exposed to a variety of different

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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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The Colors of Christmas

Identifying and naming colors are important skills for children to learn.  Most children know basic colors (red, blue, orange, yellow, green, purple, etc) by the time they are 3 years old.  During the holidays, there are a lot of sights and colors everywhere.

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How to Make a /k/ Sound Candy Cane

The /k/ sound can be a tough sound to make.  Many children will produce a /t/ instead of a /k/.  For example, they say “tar” instead of “car,” or “tat” instead of “cat.”  This sound is typically mastered by children around

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Cooking Up Some Holiday Fun!

When families get together, adults and children most often end up in the kitchen.  Children love to get involved and help “cook.”  This time of year, making holiday cookies is a perfect way to spend an afternoon in the kitchen

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