Preparing For An October/Halloween My Obstacle Course

Today I am sharing an example of what it looked like when I was preparing for an October/Halloween themed My Obstacle Course done with Andrew.

Prepping for an October/Halloween Themed My Obstacle Course Below is a photograph of my desk while I got organized. This is how I play!! While it may seem to be . . . → Read More: Preparing For An October/Halloween My Obstacle Course

Treasure Hunting for Apple Themed Station Items

When I think of September, I think apples!! (Although at the grocery store this morning they were stocking Halloween candy – seriously?? Perhaps I’m just way behind.) Back to apples… there’s apple picking, apple cider, apple pie, etc. Just as there are lots of ways to eat and drink apples, there are also many apple . . . → Read More: Treasure Hunting for Apple Themed Station Items

Back To School Tip #7

Decoding the Teacher’s Weekly Letter

I’m sure that most of you get a letter at the beginning of the week from your child’s teacher explaining the themes, concepts and skills they are working on in class. This is an important way for them to communicate with you what they are teaching your child in school. . . . → Read More: Back To School Tip #7

Back To School Tip #6

I have a few questions for you.

Do you want to do My Obstacle Course activities with your child but you have other children to tend to? Do you wish you could have another set of hands while doing the station activities with your child? Do you wish you could have some help preparing the . . . → Read More: Back To School Tip #6

Back To School Tip #5

As parents and caregivers, there are always going to be things that we do for our children that may not be the most fun for us (carpool, sports practices, waiting rooms, etc.) but that doesn’t mean that these things have to be completely unpleasant.

I learned that by adding some things that I really enjoyed . . . → Read More: Back To School Tip #5

Back To School Tip #4

In honor of Andrew’s first day back to school, I thought I would share how I combine what I have learned over the years as a teacher and what I have learned as his mother in order to build good working relationships with the members of his “team.”

Working With Teachers and Therapists

I . . . → Read More: Back To School Tip #4

Favorite My Obstacle Course Station Activities

There are some station activities that I love to use because they have a basic structure that allows me to not have to think about what to do with regards to setting it up so I can place my attention towards what concepts I want to help Andrew build. They also have worked really well . . . → Read More: Favorite My Obstacle Course Station Activities

Sample My Obstacle Course Using Kit Items

I hope you have found these past posts on what I would include in a basic My Obstacle Course kit helpful. These are just some of my favorites and are examples of items that could easily be assembled to provide activities to help build your child’s skills. I encourage you to go on a little . . . → Read More: Sample My Obstacle Course Using Kit Items

My Obstacle Course Kit Item #10: Tunnels

Kit Item #10: Tunnels

Tunnels are one of my favorite items to include in My Obstacle Courses because they encourage cross patterning, creeping and crawling while creating a fun, movement filled transition from activity to activity.

Fabric tunnel

Collapsible tunnel

Tunnels can be created a number of different ways. I have used dining . . . → Read More: My Obstacle Course Kit Item #10: Tunnels

My Obstacle Course Kit Item #9: Clothesline and Clothespins

Kit Item #9: Clothesline and Clothespins

This is one of my favorite tools and the fact that I can use it to build multiple skills and concepts by combining an academic or concept driven skill with the fine motor skills and planning involved with using clothespins just makes it even more awesome! It adapts beautifully . . . → Read More: My Obstacle Course Kit Item #9: Clothesline and Clothespins