“Special Needs” Products for Everyone: Bubble Bear

Have a bubble lover in the house?  Pustefix Bubble Bear is a great product for children of all ages and abilities.   For babies, blow the bubbles so that they can track  with their eyes and reach out with their hands.  Toddlers love running to catch bubbles with different parts of their body.  As toddlers become 2s and Read More

A Special Educators’ Bag of Tricks

One of the first things any child receiving special services will learn to say, whether by signing or speaking, is “open bag.”  Special service providers (occupational, speech, feeding, and physical therapists, as well as special educators), come to work in homes and schools with a literal bag of tricks.  We bring novel materials to excite Read More

My Favorite Things: Discount School Supply

Parents, grandparents, educators, caregivers……get out your pad and pen, or bookmark this site, now!  Discount School Supply is a find!  This fantastic website has everything from games to art supplies, infant toys to bikes to products for children with special needs (many of which I use with typically developing children as well).  The prices are right and Read More

From the NY Times: An Article on the Importance of Play

Take a look at this article about the importance of play and the movement to bring it back into the daily lives of children. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/06/garden/06play.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&src=tptw

My Favorite Things: Activities for Young Toddlers

Here are some of my favorite activities to play with young toddlers (approximately 15-24 months).  Not only are they developmentally stimulating, they’re also fun! 1.Laundry Baskets– They always say it’s the most unexpected items that are the most fun for this age!  Put your child in the laundry basket and push or pull them around Read More