This book is full of great ideas, from simple arts and crafts activities, to tips for celebrating holidays, decorating, planning parties. Easy recipes, games, songs, also included.
Dozens of imaginative ideas for making outdoor activities accessible to children with physical disabilities. Lots of ideas for gardening, nature, swings, and slides.
Are tight budgets forcing you to do more with less? With “Build it so They Can Play” you can turn less expensive into more fun for your child or students. Grab your tool belt and start building a positive experience for all! A great resource for physical education teachers, caregivers, and play group and recreation leaders… More Build It So They Can Play
Written by a NH parent this handbook promotes the importance of recreation. It can assist you in seeking and creating fun times for your child with a disability and also for other family members. Information on the ADA laws and IDEA. The resources are old and may not exist, but the tips are invaluable.
This book empowers teachers and parents with little gardening know-how to get outside and use nature to motivate young learners. It presents a simple gardening program that offers learning experiences beyond the classroom and outlines the many positive physical, cognitive, sensory, emotional and social benefits of getting out into the garden can provide. It contains… More Gardening for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
This is a beautifully photographed guide aimed at getting children into the garden, sowing seeds, looking after their plants, and showing them how and when to harvest their produce. There are chapters on Herbs and Leaves; Potatoes, Carrots, and Onions; Zucchini and Tomatoes; Peas and Beans; and Raspberries and Strawberries. There’s nothing better or more rewarding for a child than… More Grow It, Cook It With Kids
A child who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair describes learning to ski with adaptive equipment. Ages 7 and up.
This book is an easy-to-follow, hands-on guide that no preschool, elementary, or middle school physical educator or recreation specialist should be without. The book features more than 50 inclusive games, helpful illustrations, and hundreds of game variations. Inclusive Games shows you how to adapt games so that children of every ability level can practice, play, and… More Inclusive Games: Movement Fun For Everyone
By reading this book you will learn fun and musical ideas to help your child improve attention span, learn social engagement in the home environment and community, learn ways to communicate, learn to identify and appropriately express emotions, learn ways to express self through music and art, and learn to transition easily throughout his/her day.
New and unique exercises in yoga, meditation, guided imagery and somatic explorations fill this comprehensive skills guide. This book is brimming with 115 practical and easy to use tools and stories supporting critical life skills for families, classrooms and therapy sessions. Holistic strategies include yoga pose adaptations for Autism, sensory processing & other special needs,… More Mindfulness & Yoga Skills for Children and Adolescents: 115 Activities for Trauma, Self-Regulation, Special Needs & Anxiety
Music is a powerful means of engaging children with developmental disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down’s Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy. This book shows simple and fun ways of using music to connect with children and how music can be an effective and enjoyable way to enhance their education and development.
Although this book was written in the 1980’s the activities and ideas it presents are timeless. This book is full of ideas and activities that parents will find fun and easy to do with their children.
Great ideas for games, and making toys and how they can help children with differing abilities. Play Helps provides the therapist, teacher, and parents and with a wealth of ideas to help stimulate a children.
For parents who are looking for ways to enhance quality time, or for those who are looking for new, creative ways to play and learn with their children, PLAYING SMART provides a treasure trove of activities, resources, and ideas. Included in this revised, expanded, and updated edition are new chapters on the five-senses and geography… More Playing Smart: A Parent’s Guide To Enriching, Offbeat Learning Activities For Ages 4-14
Practical advice equips children to grow fruits, vegetables, and flowers outdoors or indoors in a milk carton or even a paper cup. Readers learn how a seed grows, what tools to use, and how to prepare seedbeds; they learn about transplanting, weeding, watering, and dealing with pests; and they can even follow recipes for turning… More Ready, Set, Grow! A Kid’s Guide To Gardening
This book explains the benefits and expectations of hippotherapy, and shares the life changing impact horses can offer people who are experiencing a variety of challenges. It explores the roles of instructors, physical therapists, and the horses. It explains therapeutic riding and different activities including carriage driving, vaulting and educational interactions.
Physical play has always been an important aspect of a child’s growth. The goal of Star Power is to provide a creative approach to helping children develop five important life skills concentration, relaxation, cooperation, imagination and self-esteem while having fun with physical play. Based on Osers highly successful Star Program, Star Power for Preschoolers begins… More Star Power For Preschoolers – Learning Life Skills Through Physical Play
A collection of nearly forty finger plays and action rhymes that have been chanted, sung, and enjoyed for generations. Children and their parents can join the eentsy, weentsy spider in its climb up the waterspout, pretend to pound in a nail while singing “The Hammer Song,” and tip their bodies over for “I’m a Little… More The Eentsy, Weentsy Spider
Parents will find ideas to recapture their childhood as they join with their kids in dozens of delightful summer activities. Ideas include summer beach parties with a sand castle building theme, hiking and camping trips in the great outdoors, kite flying, snorkeling, and even croquet in the backyard on stay-at-home leisure days. Where appropriate, readers… More The Kids’ Summer Fun Book: Great Games, Activities, And Adventures For The Entire Family
An interactive music therapy program, which contains a guidebook, instructional DVD and CD with all nine songs from DVD, and instruments (two cymbals, two sets of rhythm sticks, two sets of maracas).