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Most important to remember... These are YOUR family times and memories. If your kid loses his/her biscuits at the table...its ok! Take a break together...re group...and do WHAT IS BEST for YOUR family. Don't you dare worry about what anyone else thinks...OK??? OK!
- Love your My Recess Therapists
aka. Your My Recess Family!...
Spreading the My Recess FUN to our community is at the center of the My Recess MISSION. We love sharing our FUN, brains, therapy passions, and of course our sensory friendly FUN to our community. This weekend we POPPED UP at @colormeminegeneva with @social.butterflies.dragonflies for a day of painting FUN. They do this one Sunday a month so stay tuned!!!
We were social, We were Supporting, We were adapting, oh yea...and we were HAVING FUN. Not to mention a few doughnuts sprinkled in! ha!
While our small and cozy event has GROWN (this is the FOURTH YEAR) we are also always focused on our MISSION to create sensory friendly accessible events for our community and families. This year our event is INCLUSIVE and ALL are invited. More Space, More Friends, More Fun!
To support the events "sensory friendly" vibe we continue to add in our special touches.
What does that mean?
💜 PIC's (Partners in Care) at EACH trunk means that we LOVE and UNDERSTAND each child's unique ways and what they are working on. That means we are here for...
⏰ EXTRA TIME: For use of Alternative Communication, time to focus, time to explore, time to work all those motor skills choosing a treat!
🧠 UNDERSTANDING: Running around, squels, and meltdowns are all WELCOME. We are here to support each other and PARTY!
🎃 ALSO...this event is ALLERGY FRIENDLY so TREATS will be NON-EDIBLE ITEMS from our TRUNKS. (Classic Cars will have Candy)!
🤚 AND...we will have our SENSORY TENT for kiddos (and Moms and Dads) needed a break from all the fun. There will be calming sensory tools inside for all to explore.
This fun post was brought to you by the brains of @risinglightsproject and My Recess Therapy!
Thank you again Geneva Commons for bring this Event to life!
🎃 IT's HAPPENING! 🎃
Our SENSORY and ALLERGY FRIENDLY Trunk and Treat is just around the corner and this year we are co-hosting with our BFFs Rising Lights Project and Geneva Commons to add some extra special touches to this event.
⛺️ SENSORY RETREAT TENT: This space will be created and loved on by My Recess Therapy and Fox Valley Special Recreation Association
🚗 TRUNKS: Our P.I.C.s are BEYOND excited to join the FUN again this year and have some FUN at their trunks. This is our special time to party with our families and we look forward to it all year around.
🎃 Pumpkin Painting, Story Time, Fun Fun Fun... Can't wait to see you there!...
This little lady slayed her goals here at My Recess (so did her awesome family).
“Janie came to speech every week with a smile on her face ready to work! She always tried her best even when things were hard. She’ll be missed at My Recess, but is off to do great things!” - Miss Meghan
Also...can we swoon over her shirt?? #girlssupportgirls 💜✨💜...
🧘♂️ YOGA IS BACK 🧘♂️
We can not wait to kick these classes up with Miss Catie and Miss Brooke. WHY are we so passionate about YOGA over here at My Recess?
🏃♀️ MOTOR work: Classes are filled with motor skill development, coordination activates, and strength building.
🤚 SENSORY: We are incorporating SENSORY exploration into our SEASONAL yoga class (Sensational Yoga Monthly Class). This will be amazing for sensory loving and sensory sensitive kiddos as we will support and foster sensory exploration post body readiness in Yoga!
👭 FRIENDSHIP: Kids will be laughing, moving, and growing together in every class.
☮️ RELAXATION and CALMING TOOLS: Every class focuses on breath work and relaxation
CHECK OUT all of our classes. Do these days and times not work...no problem-o. Email us and we will create classes for you. This is our PASSION and we are here to share it! ❇️...
🏫 FIRSTDAY CHECK YO SELF 🏫 As Parents we want to know “all the things”. But, after school kids want/need to decompress! 🏃♀️ For our sensory seeker we recommend allowing for some movement RIGHT after school! Really ALL kids benefit from this! Just play. 🍱 Snacks!!! Make sure your child isn’t hangry when you start to ask about the day.
👨🏼💻PARENTS...think about how YOU feel after work each day. Do you want to talk about the day right away? Probably not! 🤣. Kids are the saaaame! Take these tips from the glorious Kelly Marie OT!...
🏫 BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS CONTINUE 🏫
This one comes from one of our AMAZING MOM's here at the clinic.
🗓 SCHEDULE: Yesterday we posted about VISUAL schedules.
🌞 MORNING WAKE UP: This Mom takes it one step further and starts practicing the morning EARLY routine a week before school starts!
🏃♀️ MORNING MOVEMENT: Try to find time to add in some movement in the morning to wake up those sensory systems.
🧘♂️ AFFIRMATIONS: Kick off the day with a morning affirmation "I am SMART" "I am a GREAT FRIEND"
💩 POOP GROUP 💩 Did you hear about poop group? It’s TOMORROW at our Elgin Location!!! Bring your kiddies. Parents will learn all about potty training and constipation while kids will rock a yoga class filled with poses and movements to get things “moving along”. We can’t wait!...
Our Yoga instructor Miss Catie is passionate about sharing yoga and has started up another class for LITTLEs and there MOMMA! This class is building and we want to hear from you!
Are you interested?
What day and time?
Elgin or St. Charles or BOTH?
We are so excited to announce Miss Samantha, our amazing Speech Therapist joining both the STC and ELGIN clinics!
ONE of her passion areas is Pediatric Feeding Therapy where she has ALREADY taken additional training on FEEDING Therapy and will be working with our OTs to develop an amazing and updated TEAM APPROACH to Feeding Therapy at My Recess this year!
We can not wait to see her share her light with our families!...