R is for Recycled Activities

This is a really important aspect of being a pediatric OT. Many times our families can not afford fancy toys with all the bells and whistles and more often than not, our kiddos need to get back to the basics of play.

In my practice, I strive to use everyday items in order to create toys that children love to play with and families can easily make themselves. I’ll find random, readily available objects within the home and then use some creativity and imagination in order to turn it into a super fun, motivating and challenging game.

Pictured is a ring toss made from a paper plate and a paper towel roll, a piggybank made from a coffee can, and pop toys made from pool noodles and wine corks.

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