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Current Monthly Specials

We are well into November and shopping season is upon us. We have a great sale going on in the store with 15% off your full order if you use the coupon code: thanksgiving17 .   You can can also find Munchy Balls on sale, because everyone needs…
The Handwriting Book
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Functional Skills For Kids - Handwriting

We have 10 authors covering the topic of handwriting with a lot of information, including development, the underlying skills, and activity ideas. Sign up to the newsletter at the Functional Skills for Kids website.  Click here to visit…
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Things You can do at Home to Help Your Child In School

Being able to function and participate in school will mean different things for different kids. So, it is best to look at your child and see what it is that they will need to work on in school, and then you can support the teacher to help your…
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Restricting Children's Movement and Play Time Causes More Harm Than Good

Sit Still!  Be Careful!  Stop Spinning!  Get Down From There!  Why restricting children’s movement and limiting their ability to play outdoors causes more harm than good This is a guest post by Angela Hanscom, Pediatric Occupational…
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I Love the Balanced and Barefoot Book

I was able to have a talk with Occupational Therapist Angela Hanscom, the author of Balanced and Barefoot, and the creator of the amazing TimberNook program. Her book was a refreshing read, and is inspiring me to think about how I can incorporate…

An Exciting New Membership Feature

Exciting Membership Area When I started Therapy Fun Zone, my dream was to share ideas, forms, and activities with the therapy world.  At the time I was feeling isolated in my job and wanted to connect with other therapists, and this was my…
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Therapy Bloggers Weekly Share for Feb 1

We have a lot of Therapy Bloggers now, and it is fun to find and read them all.  To make it easier to find all of their posts, we can share them easily in a weekly link up.
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New series starting this week

There is a new series starting this week that will be about functional skills for kids. It is a collaborative series with other therapy bloggers.  You can read all about it at the page

April is OT month: sale

April is here, and with it comes OT Month.  The AOTA annual convention is in full swing, so in honor of that, all of the Therapy Fun Zone products will be on sale for one week only. So starting today, April 18, and running through next Saturday,…
adapting with sugru: therapy fun zone. It is an awesome moldable rubber
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Adapting With Sugru

Have you heard of Sugru? It is an Occupational Therapist’s dream come true – really it is. These are the things that we dream about. Sugru is a mold-able rubber that dries in 24hrs, and is then very strong. It sticks to practically everything…
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Reader's Favorite Posts This Past year

The year is coming to an end, so it is time to look back and see what was most popular during the last year.  Always popular are the pages where the posts are listed out, like the fine motor page, the clothespin games page, etc, but we won't…
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Kids Activities and Creativity

When working on motor skills in therapy, sometimes we can get stuck in a rut doing the same activities over and over, and it helps to check out different ideas to help stimulate the creative juices.  Some ways that I stimulate my creativity…
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Greeper Laces Never Come Untied

Tying shoes is an important skill to learn, and there are many tricks that can be used, which I have posted about before. At some point, you may decide that the process of tying is no longer the goal, but just having your shoes tied is the important…
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Why I started my blog

I have been posting a few things about blogging, so I thought I would add some information that was originally posted over at the OT Notes blog.  Cheryl asked me some questions that I answered about my business and blogging, so I thought I…
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Things I Love About Your Blog

A few weeks ago I wrote about some of the things that I hate about your blog, and now I am going to tell you a few things that I love about your blog. I love links to your inspiration and to additional Posts that are similar. I love lots…
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The Great Bike Giveaway

Friendship Circle is holding the Great Bike Giveaway, a national contest giving away adaptive bikes to children with special needs.  This is the third year that they have done this. They partner with bike companies from around the U.S.…
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What I Hate About Your Blog

I now have a few years of blogging experience under my belt, and I follow a lot of blogs. I have therefore developed an opinion about what I like and don’t like about a blog’s format, etc., so here is my opinion about Your blog. I hate…
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Therapy “Magic”

There are times when it feels like people expect a “magical” result from therapy. It is an impossible expectation to live up to as really, there is no magic. The other day though, I was evaluating a student who had one of the most interesting…
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Do You Make Your Own Therapy Resources?

How many of you as therapists or parents make your own therapy stuff, such as home programs, class programs, templates, rubrics, activities, teacher inservices, etc. Have you ever thought to yourself, I’m sure this has been done before, but…
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End of year therapy activity blog link up

The weekly therapy activity link up did not work, nor did the monthly as I think we are all too busy with actually working.  So in lieu of those frequent link ups, here is an end of the year link up.  Link your favorite activity or…
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Standards for writing and typing

There is a set of standards that have been worked out for what is expected with writing and typing per age group.  These are called the Written Production Standards for Handwriting and Keyboarding grades k-8.  They are research based, and…