Tag - Activities


Fun Family Activities for Any Occasion

Since weather is an unpredictable phenomenon in life, I have begun to appreciate a variety of activities that I can do with my family whether we are stuck indoors due to rain or snow, extreme hot or cold.  Although it is hard to find an activity that they whole family can enjoy together, it is …


Beating the Winter Time Blues

By: Michelle VanderHeide, BSW There is just something about these long winter days in Michigan that make functioning at our best very difficult. The sun is often hidden behind the clouds, and it’s hard to get outside when the wind is blowing and the temperatures are frigid. They joys of long walks and fresh air …


New Year Resolutions for Teachers

By: Courtney Kowalczyk, M.Ed. It is hard to believe that 2010 is already here! The holidays came and went so quickly, and now we are on to bigger and better things in the New Year. As a teacher and consultant, I believe that starting a new year is always a great time to put into …


Spring Break is Back

The weather is warming up here in Michigan, and it is hard to believe that spring break is right around the corner. Spring time can be a season of change for many children, and it is important to try and maintain some consistency and routine. Whether you are going away for spring break or staying …


Indoor Sensory Ideas and Activities

By: Courtney Kowalczyk, M.Ed. The snow continues to fall here in Michigan, and it seems like forever since my family and I were able to enjoy the outdoors without worrying about frostbite. Cabin fever is really beginning to set in. I cannot wait for the warm sunny spring days to arrive, and to go for …


Beating the Summer Blues, Part 2: Simple Activity Ideas for Summer Fun

By: Courtney Kowalczyk, M.Ed. Summer is in full swing here Michigan. We are enjoying the warm and sometimes humid days and the extra hours of sunlight. School has been out of session now for over a month, and for many families the feeling of restlessness is beginning to set in. Some of you may be …


Take Care of YOU Tuesday – Read Something Fun

  I do a lot of reading in a week. I read textbooks and articles for the courses I am taking. I read autism research. I read reports from other clinicians. I read education journals. I read books to my kids. You get the picture – lots of reading. Then there’s the list of books …


“Take Care of You” Tuesday!

I’m going to start a new theme for moms on my Tuesday blog posts – “Take Care of You!” Each week I will post a reminder / suggestion to take care of yourself. Too often as moms (especially those of you who are moms to children with disabilities) we are so busy taking care of …


Great Artwork Display Idea

I don’t know about your kids, but my kids seem to be constantly bringing home tons of artwork from school to add to the already huge pile of things they create at home. Then I’m faced with the dilemma of what to do with all of it. If I toss everything, then feelings are hurt. …


Time Saving Tips + Variation Ideas

Hi Everybody, I have been a delinquent blogger over the past few weeks, so I’m jumping in on a Thursday (hopefully no one is too dysregulated by this variation)! I recently read a magazine article with fabulous time-saving tips for getting chores done – and they provide some excellent opportunities for variations as well: 1) …

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