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As A Clinician, Why I Love Legos

I use Legos everyday…everyday in my practice as an OT. They are one of the most diverse toys to use in a clinical or educational setting. From Duplos to the more complex robotics, Lego grows with children across the developmental spectrum. We use Legos to not only develop fine motor skills but also to develop […]

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Grandma’s Beach Fun by Fairlady Media

Going to the beach creates memories of a lifetime for most kids, and for others, the beach is a minefield loaded with sensory experiences outside the realm of familiar routines. So whatcha going to do? – Call Grandpa and Grandma of course! In Fairlady Media’s new offering Grandma’s Beach Fun, Grandma and Grandpa will show […]

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Grandma’s Beach Fun is released!

We’ve just gotten a look at Grandma’s Beach Fun, and the initial results are in – the kids love it! All the elements for summertime carefree days and time spent with Grandma are present. We will be back at playful-living.com with feedback from the kids soon. Get to know Grandma’s Beach Fun from the creators […]

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilla and Francesca Cavallo for Timbuktu Labs is perhaps one of the most important non-fiction books in print for girls and boys everywhere. The book contains 100 life stories of courageous and visionary women from all walks of life and from different cultures. Not only is it […]

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4 Apps For the 4th of July Fireworks!

Fireworks Lab by Cowly Owl is a sure-fire winner for little creators. Gameplay is straightforward and easy to use. On opening the screen the app displays a number of place markers for making a safe firework display, and by tapping on a drop pin, the fun begins! Kids are then transitioned to a screen displaying […]

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Visual Learning with VizuVizu’s RelationShapes

RelationShapes by VizuVizu is a must have app exploring spatial relations in accordance with Yaacov Agam’s Visual Education Method. Y. Agam is a sculptor and proponent of kinetic and optical art. His visual training method with preschoolers encourages the development of visual memory through direct experience. Visual memory influences praxis, fine motor performance, and general problem-solving […]