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Helping Kids Transition Back to School

Helping Kids Transition Back to School

It’s that time of year again … time for kids to head back to school. Whether you are parent that’s super excited to get your kids out of your hair and back to class or a parent that’s dreading the end
Books about Creativity

PlayDrMom’s favorite children’s books about Creativity

An important aspect of therapy … be it with adults or children … is helping people think creatively.  This doesn’t mean making them do arts & crafts (although sometimes that helps), it means helping clients not getting hung up in one
PlayDrMom shares ways to cope with sibling rivalry

Sibling Rivalry: Tips, Books, & Helpful Links

Relationships between brothers and sisters are some of the most important and potentially longest lasting relationships in our lives.  As parents helping to foster these relationships is important, but despite our very best efforts, rivalry between siblings is BOUND to happen.
PlayDrMom rounds up a ton of early math activities for kids.

Playing with Numbers: Having Fun with Math

When my son was just 5 he came up with this one on his own …. Cracker Math!  Using Ritz crackers and sliced turkey rolls, he created his own math equation.  The fun can really ADD up!  There are lots of playful
Rows of Ten.  Counting Wheels

How Many Wheels? Counting/Math Activity

With the complete makeover of the blog, I’ve been also going over old post and drafts and found this one that I never published.  It’s perfect for this week’s number theme! Mrs. Walch, Henry’s kindergarten teacher, sent a cool Home Link
PlayDrMom rounds up a ton of alphabet activities for kids.

All About the Alphabet: Fun with learning letters

I believe very strongly that as parents we should help make learning fun for our kids.  Finding playful ways to learn the ABCs can be a really great start.  Here’s a round up of my own alphabet posts, as well as
The Bicycle Book

The Bicycle Book, by Gail Gibbons – Virtual Book Club for Kids

We missed out on last month’s Virtual Book Club for Kids … just got too busy (… and the kids weren’t too into the activities I could come up with!)  So, we definitely didn’t want to miss THIS month.  BUT, we’ve
Trouble with Transitions: PlayDrMom offers some tips on helping kids switch gears

Trouble with Transitions

For some kids getting them to switch activities or leave for another location is like trying to move a brick wall.  Maybe the child has always had difficulty with transitioning … or maybe it’s a new concern.  Having trouble with transitions
PlayDrMom throws a Brave-themed birthday party for her 4 year old daughter.

A Brave Party

This year my daughter, Honor, decided she wanted a Brave party.  And with the help of Discount Party Supply … I made it happen. Discount Party Supply sent us the Brave Standard Party Pack with some additional invites and paper supplies
Princess Honor's favorite princess books

Princess Honor’s Favorite Princess Books

My daughter LOVES princesses.  Anything and everything to do with princesses.  She is well-known (on this blog and in real life) for regularly wearing a princess dress … or at least clothes with princesses on them.  With that being her passion
review of Make Stretch Putty

Make Stretch Putty … having fun with ALEX Toys

Last week I shared the fun the kids and I had Creating Tape Town from a super cool kit that ALEX Toys sent us to review.  This week I have another great kit to share “Make Stretch Putty” … Everything you
Utilizing the books of David Shannon

Utilizing the Books of David Shannon in Play Therapy and as Parenting Resources

David Shannon is one of my favorite children’s author and illustrator.  I love is simple, child-focused pictures and story contact that is fun, yet usually has a great message for kids.  For this reason his books are also wonderful to use