Photo Face Collage: A Social Skills Activity for Recognizing Feelings

Photo Face Collage: A Social Skills Activity for Recognizing Feelings

Autism Not surprisingly, most children love making collages. So making a Photo Face Collage is an excellent activity for combining social skills and recognizing facial expressions. Children will have fun with this game while they are building a variety of skills!   This...
Jun 14, 2017 6 Comments
Calm Down Kit for Older Children; Developing Emotional Self-Regulation

Calm Down Kit for Older Children; Developing Emotional Self-Regulation

Anxiety Sarah (my website partner) and I work organically. As play therapists, we set goals and intentions but we will always follow the child’s lead when an issue comes up. The same is true of our blog. We set a plan of what we are going to write about for the month,...
Mar 09, 2017 22 Comments
Nature Treasure Hunt Mandala Scavenger Hunt & Visual Processing Activity

Nature Treasure Hunt Mandala Scavenger Hunt & Visual Processing Activity

Art and Craft Activities for Kids Being out in nature and creating beauty makes a heart happy. When one can combine nature, beauty and learning it is a bonus. With all the beautiful mandalas being shared I was inspired to take the kids out and create our own. This time making the mandala became a...
Aug 24, 2016 5 Comments
Florida’s Friendship Advice: Letter Writing for Kids

Florida’s Friendship Advice: Letter Writing for Kids

Autism Spectrum Disorder Information, Resources and Activities Having special needs can be lonely. To help the kids that we work with feel connected and supported we will set up kids as pen pals and encourage letter writing for kids so they can share their feelings and get some help from a friend.   This page contains affiliate...
Jul 24, 2016 55 Comments
Encouraging Children to Have Healthy Self-Esteem;  Activities for Kids that Build Confidence

Encouraging Children to Have Healthy Self-Esteem; Activities for Kids that Build Confidence

Anxiety We asked our readers what issues or activities they would like us to write and many responded that they are concerned with bullying and their child’s self-esteem. This post contains affiliate links. Please visit our disclosure page for more information. Bullies only...
May 11, 2016 22 Comments