Motivate your Child to Learn a New Skill!!!

Parents ask me all the time how to motivate their child to learn a new skill that they have no interest in learning. I usually like children to learn skills for the inherent value of acquiring that skill but there are times when a little push in the right direction is needed! I like to

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Designing for the Senses

One of my projects has been to work in collaboration with designer Deborah Dimare to create Sensory Smart Spaces for children with ASD and with Sensory Sensitivities. We were featured on the TODAY SHOW a few years ago during Autism Awareness Month!!! What a great experience!   CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO

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10 Ways to use Fairy Wands

You Will Need: A wand Round Thumbtack Small magnet I put a round tip thumbtack and secured it with hot glue on one end and a small magnet on the other end. You can also purchase this wand at MissMancy’s Shop. The Activities: Fantastic Ways to teach letter formation: 1. Form letters on your child’s

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Button the Princess

Therapeutic Corner: Buttoning is a bilateral coordination skill as it requires both hands to do work simultaneously. Many children have difficulty with this task so I break it down in a fun and easy way. Teaching children how to manage buttons should be done first on a surface that can be placed in front of

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10 Ways to use Easter Eggs with Kids

1- Vowel Search: Write a vowel and hide it in an egg, once your child finds an egg with a letter they must name the 2 sounds this letter makes and/or write a word for each of the sounds made by that vowel. 2- Use a grabber to pick up eggs to work on grip

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Rainbow Words

You Will Need: Different colored alphabet stickers Different colored markers Lined paper (you can print here) The Activity: Fun and simple way to work on handwriting skills. I begin by asking children to find the letters of their name and stick them one under the other on lined paper. Then pick markers that are the

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