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.
Being a blogger definitely has it’s perks at times! One of these perks is being contacted by companies to review their products. So when Adora (a division of Paradise Galleries) contacted me to write a marketing piece
I’m very excited to share that I have a collaborative post up today over at Mama OT! Christie (Mama OT) who is a pediatric Occupational Therapist, Katie (Playing with Words 365) who is a speech therapist, and
This is a real (not staged) photo I took of my daughter, Honor, over a year ago. She actually did fall asleep in play dough while playing … don’t worry I was right there observing, making sure
This is SUCH a fun age to buy for. Kids are finally mastering fine and gross motor skills … as well as the ability for imaginary play. Here are some ideas for developmentally appropriate toys for children
One year olds are busy exploring their world, gaining fine and gross motor skills, and learning that they can control their environment (cause and effect. So, how about toys for that 1 to 2 year old? Here
What are some MUST-HAVES for a baby-to-be or for that little zero to twelve-month old in your life? Definitely think of safe toys that will stimulate the babies senses … because that is how he/she learns about
Here’s some MORE of our favorite games (and their benefits of playing them). As opposed to parts 1 and 2, these games are a bit more educational and therefore I’m less likely to use them in a
Have any of those fun rubber ducks laying around? We have several sets … including Halloween and Thanksgiving ones. And other than them being a cute table decoration and/or give away at a party, we invented a
Previously I posted a list of great “starter” games for kids … Classic “Board” Games to Play with Three-Year-Olds … and WHY. Here’s some more for when the other games are mastered! I would recommend them for
Constructive Playthings 800-448-4115 www.constplay.com Discovery Toys 800-341-8697 www.discoverytoysinc.com The Doll Hospital & Toy Soldier Shop 800-551-7523 www.reallygreattoys.com Oriental Trading Company 800-228-2269 www.orientaltrading.com Rhode Island Novelty 800-528-5599 www.rinovelty.com Self Esteem Shop 800-251-8336 www.selfesteemshop.com Toys of the Trade 866-461-2929 www.toysofthetrade.com
Here’s a list I complied from many play therapy resources of what toys to include in a play therapy room. It’s also a great list for home play rooms too!