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Home Programs For Physical and Occupational Therapists

Home Programs For Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy

In my past work as a school based physical therapist, the programming I did was for the school day.  My daily plans often times followed different themes and seasons based on the time of the school year.   We are now at at time where many teachers (of all types), school based physical therapists and occupational …

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November Gross Motor and Fine Motor Activities

November Gross Motor and Fine Motor Activity Planning

With November nearly here, it’s time to start thinking about November gross motor and fine motor activities planning! In true Pink Oatmeal fashion, the November motor planning ideas are all about themes.  The themes for the month include Thanksgiving, Football, Dinosaur and Transportation.  If you want even more theme ideas be sure to check out …

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Community Helpers Theme -Movement Stations

Community Helpers Theme – Movement Activities

Community helpers are a very popular theme in the preschool setting or kindergarten classroom.  This theme involves discussing all of the different helpers out in the community.  Adding gross motor or movement to this theme can easily be done through yoga/movement cards or setting up movement stations.  Check out these different ideas for adding movement …

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Balance Exercises For Kids

I love coming up with creative ways to work on balance exercises for kids.  Balance exercises don’t always require standing on one foot.  There are several different creative ways that you can work on balance exercise for kids.  Today, I’m going to share with you some of my favorite ways to work on balance!

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