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Friday, November 28, 2008

Teach About Faces with Activity

I made this face by cutting the large face shape out of a green laundry bottle and the other facial featues out of other colorful bottles. This activity teaches very young children (2 to 3 year olds) about faces. The pieces attach by matching the shapes to the outlines.

Older children (3-4 year olds) can lace the yarn through large holes on top to make hair and the earrings are made out of shower curtain rings that snap through holes in the ears.

I plan on using this during hippotherapy sessions to encouage children to touch the named body parts as they stand up with their feet in stirrups to reach them.

Barbara Smith, M.S., OTR/L, author of The Recycling Occupational Therapist

Monday, November 24, 2008

RecyclingOT video

I am finally going to start this blog and add to it as time permits. I am hoping that therapists, educators, arts and crafts people and anyone interested in recycling will add to it. But just to start here are the links for my Recycling OT book and video.

Of course, these bright, sturdy, colorful bottles are my favorite!!

Barbara smith M.S., OTR/L, author of the Recycling Occupational Therapist

The Recycling OT on YouTube