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Activities Valentines Day
Jessica McMurdie

Friendship Party

Valentines Day is a sweet reminder to celebrate love and friendship! The kids at the clinic love these friendship themed activities that can be practiced all year round. My kids and I host an annual Friendship Party to get to know classmates better or to reunite with friends they haven’t seen for a while.

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Activities Valentines Day
Jessica McMurdie

Valentine Scooter Board Obstacle Course

Kids will absolutely LOVE this scooter board obstacle course aka “The Valentine Car Wash”.

Lie down on your tummy and propel yourself forward through the tunnel. As you come across the Valentine, pick it up, then push up your arms to place the Valentine under your chest. This requires upper body and arm strength as well as weight shifting from one arm to the next, strengthening the shoulder girdle and core. It also challenges motor planning because your child must figure out how to move forward using their arms as well as sequencing multiple steps to collect the items as they propel through the tunnels.

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Activities Christmas
Jessica McMurdie

Merry Matching Eraser Game

This Merry Matching Eraser Game is a sure way to enjoy some festive, fine motor fun! This activity is a wonderful way to address not only fine motor coordination, but also sustained attention, visual perceptual skills and eye hand coordination.

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Activities Halloween
Jessica McMurdie

Pumpkin Bash

There’s something so satisfying about pounding pegs into a pumpkin! Channel your child’s desire to hit or pound something with this Pumpkin Bash activity. Using a wooden mallet to pound push-pins or golf tees into a pumpkin provides practice for fine motor skills and eye hand coordination. Picking up the push-pins or golf tees promotes a pincer grasp and overall hand and finger dexterity.

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Activities
Jessica McMurdie

Back To School Party

Do you have the back to school blues? Feeling nervous? Excited? Or perhaps “nerve-cited” as one of my little clients described how she felt about starting kindergarten. However you feel, going back to school after summer break is a BIG transition for both kids and parents. Kids may be excited to see friends they’ve missed over the summer, but feel unsure about other aspects of school.Feelings of worry or even anxiety in kids can be expected during this transition time. Questions like… Who will be in my class? Are my friends in my class? Will I like my teacher? Who will I sit with at lunch? Who can I play with at recess? What if I miss the bus? All of these concerns are valid ones, so be sure to reassure your child by telling them that everything is figureoutable!

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Friendship Party

Valentines Day is a sweet reminder to celebrate love and friendship! The kids at the clinic love these friendship themed...

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