play therapy activity Archive

“Who’s Like Me?” – A SimplyFun Game Review

Since SimplyFun sent me the game “Who’s Like Me?” to review I’ve been playing it with my own kids and with children I see in play therapy.  It’s a terrific, compact and unique card game where the

Protective Armor Against BULLIES

Bullies.  They are out there.  Young and old.  People who tear down others … maybe to feel stronger, in more control, (falsely) better.  They may do it verbally … picking on someone’s faults or differences, making “jokes”

Enchanting PlaySilks: Product Review for Sarah’s Silks

One of my favorite memories playing as a child was with a drawer filled with silk scarves that my mom had.  I loved the colors, the patterns, how they felt in my hands, the almost weightless quality.

Teach Kids How to STOP Negative Thinking

“I can’t”                  “I’ll never be able to …”                                          

What’s Missing?: “Search & Find” Sensory Bin Activity

I am SO excited that for the THIRD summer in a row we are participating in the Love Books Summer Book Exchange hosted by The Educators’ Spin on It!  It’s become a summer tradition for us!!!  For

Utilizing the Books of Mem Fox in Play Therapy and as Parenting Resources

I’ve said this time again, one of the reasons we love participating in the Virtual Book Club for Kids is because it exposes myself and my kids to children’s authors that we might not otherwise explore.  This

Save the Pie! review … for Pi Day!

The company SimplyFun sent us a game to review … and it’s just perfect to share it today … Pi Day!  Yup, March 14 … 3.14 … Pi Day, is the perfect day for a SAVE THE PIE!

Relaxation Jars

Yes, this idea is all over the internet  … but I’ve fallen in love with them and just had to share them on my very own post. They are super simple to make.  All you need is:

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

How I Get Kids to Leave My Office … a transition activity

One-on-one time with an adult in a room filled with toys and very little restrictions?  What kid would want to leave!! Ending a play therapy session can be a bit tricky at times, but I have found

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

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