Blog - Kinetic Edge Physical Therapy
Saturday April 30, 2016
The weather is warming up, the tulips are blooming in Pella, and the trees are blossoming. Yes, spring is here! It’s that wonderful time of year where you get out of the house to go for a walk or bike ride and remember that other living beings do exist in Iowa! But with spring and the increased outdoor activity, overuse… Read more
Wednesday April 27, 2016
Finger painting and handprint crafts have so many sensorimotor benefits so today's craft is handprint flower pots! This is perfect if you're looking for a kid craft with sensory benefits. All you need for handprint flower pots is paint, glue, scissors, and two different colored sheets of construction paper. Step 1: Cover the palm side of your child’s hand in paint. You can… Read more
Tuesday April 19, 2016
Marble mania is just what a busy mom needs. It's super easy and doesn't make a mess! All you need are a handful of marbles and some cups.  Set the cups on the floor and scatter marbles around them. Then, let the fun begin! Tell your kids they are only allowed to pick up the marbles with their toes. Whoever collects… Read more
Monday April 11, 2016
Sometimes a little variety is all it takes to make a normal activity so much more fun. This is true with today's pediatric therapy activity: marshmallow painting. Occupational Therapist Elise Spronk came up with this idea when she was working with a picky eater who also didn’t care to finger paint. Most children love marshmallows and will love painting with them, and while… Read more
Wednesday April 6, 2016
If you're looking for an easy activity with tons of sensory benefits, look no further. Soft sand (also known as cloud dough or moon sand) is the exact thing you've been looking for. It's easy to make, silky, and smells great! We're not kidding when we say this can keep your kids entertained for hours. All you need are two common household… Read more
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