Incorporating Sensory Activities into Recess Time

Many children would describe recess as their favorite part of the school day, and its importance is being recognized across the nation. Recess offers children a number of physical, social and cognitive-behavioral benefits and is widely supported by several children’s health and education associations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics. After years of dismal stories […]

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Making Sense Episode 12: Gross Motor Skills

Who doesn’t want to make a game out of learning? The activities in today’s Making Sense are not only perfect for practicing gross motor skills, but they make for fun games and good exercise. Try making an obstacle course that incorporates running, walking, and jumping that works for your child’s mobility needs! Watch More ‘Making […]

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Making Sense Episode 10: Slime Recipes

Need a slime recipe that’s safer for kids? Try this recipe in today’s episode of Making Sense. Just like the sensory tubs, the possibilities for customizing your slime are limited only by your child’s imagination! Watch More ‘Making Sense’

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Making Sense Episode 9: Sensory Tubs

The only limit to sensory tubs are your child’s imagination. Try exploring around your home with your child for items to include in a bin. What themes did you come up with? Watch More ‘Making Sense’

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Making Sense Episode 8: Handwriting

Even in an age full of typing and technology, handwriting skills are as important as ever. The tips in today’s episode of Making Sense can help children learn how to regulate their hand pressure and increase their hand control when writing.

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Making Sense Episode 7: Fidget Tools

While fidget spinners and cubes are available in most stores, it’s easy to make different types of fidget toys at home using simple craft tools and everyday household items.

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Making Sense Episode 6: Weighted Stuffed Animal

Weighted blankets can promote calmness and focus for your child. They can also be expensive. Learn how to make your own inexpensive weighted stuffed animal or lap bag in this week’s episode of Making Sense.

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Making Sense Episode 5: Sleep Smoothie

Does it seem like you’ve tried everything to help your child sleep better at night? Mix things up with a “sleep smoothie,” a yummy, healthy dessert made with ingredients that can help your child fall asleep. Get the quick and easy recipe from this installment of Making Sense.

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Making Sense Episode 4: Paint Sensory Bag

Painting doesn’t have to be a messy activity! This episode of Making Sense shows how to make a paint sensory bag you can bring anywhere for writing practice or colorful, squishy fun. Because it’s so easy and inexpensive to make, children can enjoy playing with several different bags and color combinations.