Therapy through Play: 5 Activity Tips Using Cardboard Blocks

EducateWithToys:

I’m sure you’ll enjoy this as much as I did!

Originally posted on Melissa & Doug Blog:

A wonderful way to encourage kids to build key developmental skills is with toys! Guest blogger and mom of quadruplets (yes, you read that right!) Rebecca from A Beautiful Ruckus recently shared some wonderful therapy activities using our Cardboard Building Blocks. Here’s an overview of the activity tips she shared.

Using cardboard blocks in physical therapy activities

1)      Exploring

One secret to keeping toys fresh and entertaining is to rotate them in and out of play! Rebecca shares that, when the blocks are brought out for the kids to play with during physical therapy, she first allows some “exploration” time to help start the session on a positive note.

2)      Stacking

In their physical therapy sessions, Rebecca’s children are practicing stacking skills. Using blocks can help build these skills as kids can practice balancing items on top of each other (and have a little fun knocking them down!)

3)      Stepping

A wonderful way to help kids…

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