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This little cutie loooves swinging on the big kid swing on her tummy!

If your kiddos do this, don’t stop them and make them do it the “right” way.

In this position kids control the speed of the movement themselves, feel confident with their bodies moving in space, and get a different view of the world - while strengthening their muscles and their vestibular system!
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#playbasedlearning #sensoryprocessing #vestibular #otsofinstagram #vestibularprocessing #sensoryintegration #letthemplay #outdoorot #losangelesot #santamonicaot #preschoolteacher #preschool #otlife #occupationaltherapy #pediatricot #bloom #bloompediatrics

🧠 If you have a kid who loves logic, this game will scratch the itch in their brain
🧠It starts off easy, but gets progressively harder... you have to keep a few rules in mind while figuring out which animals and foods can sit next to each other without fighting or getting eaten (if you have kids, you probably have refined this skill yourself)
🧠 The box says for 5 years and up, but we have some preschoolers who blow us away!
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#zoologic #foxmind #logic #logicalthinking #wildanimals #braingames #executivefunctioning #workingmemory #gifted #giftedkids #twicexceptional #2e #outdoorot #losangelesot #santamonicaot #pediatricot #gamesforkids #occupationaltherapy #otlife #otsofinstagram #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #iteachfirst #iteachk #iteachsecond #bloom #bloompediatrics

This idea is so simple yet so brilliant my head might explode 🤯
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#Repost @yumstheraplay with @get_repost
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Just realized what a perfect fit these 2 tools are together! I usually use them separately, but accidentally used them together last week. I love gray blocks paper from @lwtears for new writers learning capital letters (AKA mostly big straight lines with a few curves) and figuring out how to fit letters into a defined space. I also love using @bananagramsinc letter tiles to pick them up with a pincer grasp, practice letter recognition, trace the letter in the grooves of the tile with a pencil and then copy onto paper. But look how perfectly the tiles fit into the gray blocks when you use them together! 🙌🏼📝 #handwriting #school #finemotorskills #grayblocks #bananagrams #schoolot
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#handwritingwithouttears #learningwithouttears #finemotor #kindergartenready #pediatricot #otlife #kindergartenteacher #iteachk #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #otsofinstagram #visualmotor #losangelesot #santamonicaot #outdoorot #bloom #occupationaltherapy #bloompediatrics

So many friends and co-workers have encouraged me this week as my PhD journey begins and I am filled with a wide range of emotions. These were so encouraging that I wrote them in huge quotes in my journal to return to time and time again in the coming (4? 5? 6??...please not 6!) years. Reflecting on these words I'm reminded: hard things are worth doing! I realize these quotes sound rather self-centered, but the whole point of my PhD is to equip me to serve occupational therapy students @samuelmerrittu 📚 and lead my team @outdoorkidsot 🌳 and provide even better #outdoorot 🌄 services for children and families! What hard things have YOU done that were worth it? Throw some more encouraging words my way! (I still need it!) 💪
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#morelearningmoreserving #encouragement #phdjourney #academia #occupationaltherapy #transformation #goals #friends #nopainnogain #worthit #hardthingsareworthit

We have a few versions of this visual perceptual game - building birds, owls, flowers, and of course CONSTRUCTION TRUCKS!
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Whatever motivates a kid works for us. It’s all about the process 👍🏼
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#otsofinstagram #visualperception #preschool #preschoolgames #preschoolteacher #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #motivation #losangelesot #bloom #outdoorot #santamonicaot #bloompediatrics #constructiontrucks #pediatricot #otlife

This girl is on 🔥!
All of our campers are given opportunities to shine, however and wherever they feel comfortable. Some kiddos prefer to shine brightly in big groups, others enjoy the closeness of a tight knit group. Sometimes it depends on their mood! There is no right or wrong way, as long as we stretch ourselves and feel capable and confident in what we choose.
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#selfesteem #shinebrightlikeadiamond #preschoolteacher #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #karaoke #astarisborn #preschoolcamp #summercamp #losangelesot #bloom #santamonicaot #bloompediatrics #outdoorot #confidence #musictherapy #pediatricot #lakids #lamoms

Educational Insights has THE BEST toys and games for kids! Not only are they SUPER CUTE & FUN, they also work on fine motor skills, turn taking, visual perception, color, letter & shape identification, and so much more.
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Our favorites are:
✏️ Design & Drill®
✏️ Shelby's Snack Shack Game
✏️ Hoppy Floppys Happy Hunt Carrot Game
✏️ Raccoon Rumpus Game
✏️ Frida's Fruit Fiesta Game
✏️ Ready, Set, Woof Game
✏️ Robot Face Race Game
✏️ Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game
✏️ Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Card Game
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Koala Capers, Panda Rollers, and Sunrise Safari games are currently on our wishlist 😍
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@educationalinsights @zulily #zulilyfinds #onzulilytoday #educationalinsights #preschoolteacher #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #preschoolgames #finemotorskills #visualperception #sharingiscaring #academics #losangelesot #outdoorot #santamonicaot #bloom #bloompediatrics

Our groups often emerge from the woods quite messy, muddy, but happy. 😊 I always empathetically think of the parents who will soon be scrubbing those children and clothes!!! What is the YUCKIEST mess you have had to clean up as a parent?? #kidslovemud #welovemud #cleaningupmesses #messykids #dirtychildisahappychild #mud #playiswork #playislearning #newtextures #tactile #senseoftouch #outdoorot

Spaghetti!
Great tactile activity. Some of the kids dove right in... while others watched. Touching and playing with food is sometimes one of the earlier steps in supporting kids to try eating new foods.
#oralmotor #feedingtherapy #sosfeeding #sensoryplay #tactileplay #preschool #occupationaltherapy #socialskills #fun #outdoorot #losangelesot #santamonicaot #siliconbeachot #playspacepediatrics

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