Glue Dots Review & Giveaway

Glue Dots provided samples free to facilitate this review and giveaway, any opinions are my own. Being a pediatric occupational therapist, my daily work life revolves around  color, cut, glue, rinse and repeat. I couldn’t work without a good pair of scissors, some crayons, mechanical pencils and glue sticks. So every year in August I […]

Frustration Free Way for Kids to Sign Every Card!

This past week at school I made “friendship cards” with my students so they could practice the art form of writing their names legibly and in those teeny tiny spaces before we handed them out to friends and teachers. As an OT I really value children being able to write their name by themselves, legibly. […]

Octonauts Episodes on DVD! (Giveaway)

We have been huge Disney Junior fans in our house for the past several years, watching mainly Handy Manny, Doc McStuffins and Jake and the Neverland Pirates. For most of Gavin’s existence we had cable that included Disney Junior, plus the ability to watch several episodes “on-demand” through our cable service and the Disney Junior […]

Disney Frozen Toys, Books & Games

The day after Thanksgiving my family and I went to see the new Disney movie, Frozen. Maybe I was to overwhelmed with putting together my holiday toy content and gearing up for Thanksgiving, but Frozen completely snuck up on me. I had heard it advertised and received some press releases featuring the movie and some […]

Family Doodle Book Review & Giveaway

Traveling from school to school working with children of all ages on writing and drawing, there are a few invaluable resources that have permanent homes inside my work bag. The Family Doodle Book is one of the latest. If you have a child who struggles to write,  homework and those dreaded “open responses” that are […]

The Mandala Coloring Book Review & Giveaway

As a school system professional, I never could have imagined that when I decided to become an occupational therapist, that I could potentially be put in a situation of risking my life helping students while working in the school system. With all of the recent school shootings and the murder of a Danvers High School […]

Happy Halloween with Skylanders SWAPForce

Halloween is here! Will any of your children be dressing up in costume as a Skylanders Giants or Skylanders SWAPForce character? For the occassion, Skylanders has released a fun Skylanders Halloween SWAPForce Printable activity kit where your Skylanders SWAPForce fans can learn how to make a last minute costume, draw their favorite character, and complete word […]

Twister Dance Rave Game Review (Giveaway)

Disclosure: I was provided with a free sample of Twister Dance Rave Game from Hasbro to facilitate this review, any opinions are my own. Do your kids love to dance? It’s popular in many of the schools I work both in gym class and even in some of our OT sessions to cue up some […]

Doodle Art Posters

Disclosure: PlaSmart provided me with Doodle Art Posters as samples to facilitate this review. Did you know that as a pediatric occupational therapist, it’s my job to color. Seriously, one skill of my job description includes teaching children how to hold their pencil, marker or crayon the right way so they can demonstrate enough muscle […]

How To Recycle Markers with Crayola Colorcycle Marker Program

Teachers if you are creating your classroom job list for the school year, make sure to add an empty marker collection bin in the classroom, because the “Recycler” job will have some new duties! The Crayola Color Cycle marker program will teach children all about how to recycle markers. Every year children head back to […]

Speakaboos is a Fun Way to Promote Literacy For Preschoolers

Disclosure: In order to facilitate this post, I was provided with a free year of web and app access to Speakaboos, a fun way to promote literacy for preschoolers and any child who is learning to read. When I was a child, I had Sesame Street, and books from the library.   I also clearly remember learning […]

New Turbo Movie Review

A few weeks ago there was coverage of the new Turbo movie from Dreamworks Animation on The Today Show.  While I was watching it,  even though I thought he wasn’t paying attention, Gavin  immediately began asking me if I would take him to see it. I printed him off a coloring page and let him watch the trailer. […]

Monsters University Coloring Activities

Summer activities that get your children reading, writing and maintaing all those academic skills they’ve perfected throughout the course of the year can be challenging. Pairing them up with current interests like current toys and movies is a great way to motivate kids to keep drawing and writing. With the release of Disney-Pixar’s Monsters University movie a […]

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