I am so excited to partner with Jill Loftus, - MS, OTR/Registered Occupational Therapistwww.honestot.com for a week of Summer Camp for kids ages 3 - 6. Thank you, Jill, for kicking off our Spring Blog Series with this post!
Out of the Toy Box and Back to the Basics
Parents are always looking for what’s new and exciting in the world of toys. But sometimes the latest and greatest is not always the best. What if there was a class that provided your kids with simple, easy to find and cheap toys and tools that would promote their developmental skills.
As a pediatric occupational therapist, I hear parents saying:
“My child holds his pencil like an octopus”
“My son just wants to play video games or be on his IPAD”
“My daughter has a difficult time creating simple craft projects”
“It seems like my child has two left feet”
Well, guess what?! The camp that Rebecca Kanov and I have created can solve this and many other questions and concerns parents are having regarding their children. We want to bring kids back to basics to build their foundational developmental skills!
Out of the Toy Box is a week-long camp that will allow children to develop creative thinking, gross motor, fine motor, sensory and social skills through play with everyday materials. We are using items, primarily from the dollar store that can create “box of fun” for every child.
For example, how many different activities can you create with a jump rope?
1. Walk across it
2. Jump over it, jump over it on the floor, tie it to chair legs and jump over an elevated level
3. Hang clothespins from it
4. Teach shoe tying with it
5. Make letters, numbers and shapes with it
Each day will promote a different developmental area including gross motor skills, fine motor development, eye hand coordination, sensory development, social skills and more! By the end of the week, your child will have a box filled with ideas for play! We are also including activity cards that show you 5 or more ways to use each item.
Where to find us this Summer……
Kidsense Pediatric Studio
June 17 - June 21: 12:30 - 2:30