Archive | March, 2013

Fun With Paper Clips

23 Mar

Came up with this cheap and easy task at work this week to work on the skills for putting on a paper clip. Purchased these paper clips (actually book marks) at Mardel and used an old Pringles can from food school. 🙂 The kids loved it, which means I can add it to the blog! What else have you done with paper clips?

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Tweezer fun

13 Mar

These are awesome! They come in a pack of 12 for $12! Perfect to throw anywhere…in a bag, classroom, or gym. They have great resistance and visual cues for where to place index and middle fingers. Great price, and great quality!

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Toy Tuesday: Pig Popper

12 Mar

How cute is this little guy?!?! And he was name one of the best toys for 2012! I’ve seen variations of him, including a bear with an orange ball, bass fish with red/white ball, and dog with yellow ball. I found this one at Hobby Lobby, but have also seen them at Cracker Barrel. In all places I’ve seen him, he’s always been under $10! Great for hand strengthening, eye hand coordination, and more. And so many fun things to use him for! You can put a target on the wall and have the kids try to hit it, use a straw to have the child suck the ball onto the straw and then blow a ball as far as he can (good for breath control, oral skills, and convergence/divergence of eyes, etc), have the child wheelbarrow walk, crab walk, somersault, etc to pick up all of the balls, the ideas go on and on!!

And of course, he needs a name…Peter the pig? Pops the pig? Perky the pig??

Enjoy!

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Eat more Vegetables!

11 Mar

What if peas and carrots tasted like green apple and orange sherbet?!? Well the Jelly Belly versions do! Could you eat these knowing the name of them is peas and carrots? Even though they are sweet and super yummy?! Definitely think these would make a great addition to food school! What is food school? Stay tuned for a post in the near future describing the SOS Approach to Feeding, better known as food school to a few of my kiddos!

Now, go eat your peas and carrots!

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