Summer is almost here! While we all look forward to the warm weather, the lack of routine and structure can be overwhelming for children. As an occupational therapist, I know that play is the primary occupation of a child. Play is therapy and therapy is play! That being said, we encourage play activities and outings that are designed to challenge our children, while helping them emotionally, physically, and mentally. Here are some tips and activities to help keep your summer fun while keeping your child stimulated:
Point Defiance Zoo: https://www.pdza.org/plan-your-day/sensory-inclusive/
Most importantly, HAVE FUN! Summer is a great time to make memories with our children – some they will remember forever!
For more summer ideas (the list is endless, truly), ask your therapist and we will be more than happy to provide ideas. We have lots of tricks up our sleeves. Happy Summer!!
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