Cooking and Communication

Cooking and Communication

Cooking and Communication How Your Kitchen is the Next Best Place for Speech and Language Development! When practicing speech and language skills, it is important to make it practical and engaging for your child. Research shows that young children learn by experience. Play is the most meaningful when it is child-directed and relevant. Most children […]

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The Importance of Messy Play

The Importance of Messy Play

So what’s the deal with messy play? You may hear your child’s Occupational Therapist talk about the importance of messy play, but why? Messy play is crucial to your child’s cognitive and creative development, helping their learning process and promoting engagement with the senses!    Messy play helps develop the following skills: Physical Development: Development […]

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Bilateral Coordination: what is it and why is it important?

Bilateral Coordination: what is it and why is it important?

Bilateral Coordination What is it? Bilateral coordination refers to moving both sides of the body together, in intentional and accurate ways. It is a good indicator that both sides of the brain are communicating and charing information effectively. Bilateral coordination can be: Symmetrical: coordinating both sides of the body to do the same movement (such as […]

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Father’s Day Craft

Father’s Day Craft

Happy Father’s Day from Project Play! It is a privilege to work alongside so many incredible dads here at Project Play Therapy. We appreciate each of you and all you do for your kids to help them grow and reach their fullest potential.   Need a simple craft this Father’s Day? Download our free “You’re […]

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Mother’s Day Crafts

Mother’s Day Crafts

Project Play Therapy wishes you a Happy Mother’s Day!   We are honored to get to partner with so many incredible moms here at Project Play Therapy. We thank you for selflessly giving you time and energy to help your children grow. From driving your kids to and from therapy, collaborating with therapists, helping your […]

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Tips & Tricks for Zippering

Tips & Tricks for Zippering

Let’s Talk About Zippers! Mastering dressing and fastener skills are important steps toward independence for any child. Zipping involves important skills like bilateral coordination, motor planning, pinch strength, maintaining an open thumb web space, and visual motor integration. Today, we’ll learn about some strategies to help your child conquer zipping!   Click here to watch […]

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