My essentials are:
There are so many activities and games you can create with these materials! Here are some ideas to get you started, that can easily be modified to meet your child's abilities/age. These activities work on fine motor skills, bilateral coordination, visual motor integration, gross motor coordination, and sensory processing skills.
But the BEST activity of all.....
Ask your kiddo! Hand your kiddo a few items and have them come up with an idea. It is so important to encourage free play, creativity, and curiosity.
Happy learning through play!
meet the blogger
Austen is a pediatric occupational therapist with experience in schools, early intervention, and private clinic settings. She now runs her own private practice in Portland, OR specializing in movement based learning techniques. This blog's mission is to educate and empower parents and children by sharing insights into the complexities of learning and development.