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Therapy through Play: 5 Activity Tips Using Cardboard Blocks

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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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Spend Quality Time Outdoors Before The Summer Is Over

Believe it or not the summer is winding down. Spend time outdoors before the winter comes!

Nowadays, many children stay indoors while paying video games, watching TV and spending time on the computer. This bad habit is linked with the rise in childhood obesity. Making time to go outside while enabling your children to run around and explore is extremely important. An hour a day can do the trick – don’t think you need to spend many hours outdoors. Additionally, when children are moving around and burning off energy, they would have much less difficulty with paying attention in the classroom. So now that the school year is around the corner, spend some time outdoors, your children will be forever grateful!

Check out this great scooter for young children – which is also great for vestibular and motor planning activities.

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Quality Therapy Products.

Check out the fun way to encourage your child to use his imagination and boost his creativity by building an exciting and exotic tower which uses his fine or gross motor skills as well. Usage of the fine muscles in the hand is a healthy exercise to build up strength which is so crucial for so many areas of life. Children can play with these toys for hours, which also helps build on focusing and attention span, skills so important for all areas of life. Let your child lead the way as he opens up a world of fun.

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