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Children learn through play. As an occupational therapist who works with children and youth, I use games and toys almost every day to help develop important cognitive, visual perceptual, motor, sensory, social, play and leisure skills. While many different types of activities can be used in therapy, this blog focuses on off-the-shelf games and toys that are accessible to most. Whether you are a therapist, parent, teacher, or a game lover like me, I hope you discover something useful while you are here. Learn a different way to play a game you already own or discover a new game for your next family game night. Either way, just go play. It's good for you!

The OT Magazine named The Playful Otter one of the Top 5 Pediatric OT Blogs.


Sunday, September 6, 2015

Teen Talk in a Jar

Work on creative thinking, character and life skills, relationships, sharing personal insights 

In the jar: 101 cards
Ages 13+

Thought provoking questions for teens. Each card is printed with a question on one side. Examples of questions include:
  • If you could predict what your generation will contribute to the world, what would you say?
  • If you had to pick a punctuation mark to represent your personality, what would you choose?
  • If you had to name a hidden quality of yours that you wished people knew about, what would it be?
  • If you had to give up TV for one year, what would you do with your extra time?
There is not a general theme, questions touch on a lot of different areas including school, the future, the environment, and relationships.

Try this:
  • Sift through the cards and pick out only those that relate to a specific topic that you would like to address that day.
  • Don't make judgments if you don't agree with an answer. Try to see the viewpoint of the person who is answering.
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