Sensory Play with Old Newspapers!!!

Newspapers get tossed in the garbage daily, here's some GREAT ideas for play:

Open up newspaper into squares.  Scatter squares all over the room.  Have child lead from square to square.

Rip newspaper into basic shapes.

Cut out pictures or coupons from the newspaper.

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Traffic Light Fun!

Happy Summer! My son has been enjoying practicing "red" and "green" to learn "stop" and "go" Check out my books for fun activities for your child, too!

Here's an fun sensory rich recipe too!

Traffic Light


¼ graham cracker
chocolate frosting
green, yellow & red M&M


Get graham cracker
Spread chocolate frosting
Put on red M&M on top
Put on yellow M&M below red
Put on green M&M below yellow



Tickle Toes!

Foot Prints


Drawing paper
Crayon, colored pencils, markers
Glitter Glue


Stabilize white paper on flat surface.
Trace feet on white paper using crayons
Add glitter glue for “painted toes”

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This is just one example of the great ideas from one of my books!!

Free Sensory Resources


Answer some of your sensory questions with these free resources from Purple Toes Books!!!

Also, check out the GREAT resource books available for you and your child!


Keep your eyes peeled.. they will be posted soon! 

Cute Sensory Fun!

Are you kidding me? This is adorable!  What a fun way to manipulate, create and touch Playdoh.  Give it a try!!

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Hello all!
It's been FAR TOO long since I updated this blog, so I've decided to reinstate it and dedicate myself to a weekly update!  In this post I want to introduce my newest endeavor, books dedicated to improving sensory and fine motor skills for kids (mostly preschool, but I'm writing my early intervention one now...)  These books came about after I decided to make easy to use reference materials for myself in the treatment setting.  After using them for a two years in the practice setting, I decided to publish my favorites and make them available to all.  There are three different versions of each book, so the reader can choose what best meets his/her needs.

Here's my new website:
Purple Toes Books

Purple Toes Books!

I am so happy to finally welcome these new resource books into the world!

And... if you are curious... the name came from my son's toes... as they often appear purple due his disability!  Just a cute way to show my love and dedication to those little purple toes!

Hope you enjoy!

Motor Planning in the Classroom

Motor Planning in the Classroom

Ability to plan and organize self to complete tasks

1. Identify steps (use visual schedules as needed)
2. Short assignment requirements
3. Visual scheduling system (or similar) to check off completion
4. Move through actions together with students
5. Minimize visual distractions
6. Practice Simon Says