Benefits of play dough

Occupational therapists always has a container of play dough in their therapy bag…there are just so many benefits of play dough. Squish, squeeze, pinch, flatten, roll, cut, stamp, and mold and other fine motor playdough activities are just a few of the ways children can engage with play dough. It’s a classic modeling compound that … Read more

Pumpkin Deep Breathing Exercise for Halloween Mindfulness

Pumpkin deep breathing exercise

This Pumpkin Deep Breathing Exercise is the very first visual breathing tool that we created here on the website. We now have many more deep breathing exercises designed to support self-regulation, mindfulness, and brain break needs. We’ve recently updated this Halloween mindfulness activity to include more information on WHY this pumpkin deep breathing strategy works. … Read more

Forest Sensory Path

forest sensory path

If taking a break is a must, but getting outside is tricky, then this Forest Sensory Path hits the mark! We’ve created another fun printable to our collection of free sensory paths with all of the calming benefits of nature and being in the woods. This printable forest sensory walk is perfect for bringing the … Read more

Understanding Sensory Dysregulation

Sensory dysregulation

A term you may have heard when it comes to sensory processing is sensory dysregulation. What does this mean? Are there clues for dysregulation? What are specific sensory strategies for regulation to support a dysregulated sensory system? We’ll cover all of this in this post. Sensory Dysregulation Remember your last temper tantrum? Do you remember … Read more

Sensory Paths and Sensory Stations

sensory paths and sensory stations

A sensory walk, sensory station, and sensory path…what are these things and how do they support sensory processing needs? Here, we’re covering it all when it comes to using sensory paths or walks as a tool to support sensory needs. You’ll love the printable sensory station tools to add to your DIY sensory path! What … Read more

Occupational Therapy for Teenagers

occupational therapy for teenagers

Occupational therapy for teenagers can look a lot different than OT interventions for preschoolers. Middle school occupational therapy and high school occupational therapy sessions focus more on transitional stages as children age into teenagers and beyond. Occupational Therapy for Teenagers In the younger grades, school occupational therapy practitioners go into the school setting armed with … Read more

Separation Anxiety Activities and Tips

separation anxiety activities

Today, we have a couple of separation anxiety activities that can support kids who struggle with school drop off. Many times, kindergarten or preschool drop off is full of tears, especially those first few weeks of school. Here, you’ll find a great connection activity to help preschoolers and parents find a way to make preschool … Read more

Brain Breaks

Brain breaks

Brain breaks are a powerful and effective way to address regulation needs, help with attention, and impact learning into the classroom. Brain breaks are movement breaks! They are movement opportunities that enable all of us to re-group and re-focus. Learning can be exhaustive to our kids. They are struggling through the day’s activities while sometimes … Read more