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Mealtime Pro Tips from your OTs! ...

GIVE this a LIKE if you want to hear some PRO TIPS from the My Recess Team for navigating the HOLIDAY MEAL TIME *FUN*?

Tune into our FB and Instagram for some fun handouts and a REEL or two with tips from our OTs and SLPs!!!

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!

ALMOST FULL!!!! Last Day to SIGN UP!

We have space for ONE more family! This is a DROP OFF situation where you are able to go get some CHRISTMAS SHOPPING done while we YOGA- SENSORY - PLAY with your kiddies!

There will TWO OT's and of course our amazing student volunteers to help make this class SUPER fun for our kiddies. Sign up info@myrecess.com 630.880.0993.


We have so many families looking for that My Recess TOUCH and we are looking for our very special fit to join our Occupational Therapy Team in ELGIN and ST. CHARLES!

๐Ÿง  SPECIALIZED THERAPISTS: Allowing families the most amazing and passionate care.

๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ WORK LIFE BALANCE: Flexible work schedules with downtime sprinkled into the day to day.

๐Ÿ’ฏ GROWTH: Team collabs, brain picking, and FUN to grow professional.

๐Ÿ˜€ FUN: Culture and happiness is at our CORE. We operate on a "if something isn't working...lets fix it" "nothing is a problem" "If its not fun we're not doing it" kinda mentality.

Come GROW with us!

Benefits and other creative perks are here for you too!


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?

๐Ÿ’œ 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...
โฐ EXTRA TIME: For use of Alternative Communication, time to focus, time to explore, time to work all those motor skills choosing a treat!
๐Ÿง  UNDERSTANDING: Running around, squels, and meltdowns are all WELCOME. We are here to support each other and PARTY!

๐ŸŽƒ ALSO...this event is ALLERGY FRIENDLY so TREATS will be NON-EDIBLE ITEMS from our TRUNKS. (Classic Cars will have Candy)!

๐Ÿคš 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!

#Fourthannual #sensoryandallergyfriendly #trunkandtreat #myrecessmission #stcharlesil #genevail #bataviail #elginil #inclusion


Don't forget to wear your costumes October 25-30th.

Your amazing therapists will be rocking their costumes too.

Did you know...your amazing kiddies have been creating a PHOTO BACKDROP for the clinic this month. Get ready to snap a pic!


We can't wait to see your costumes October 25-30th at My Recess (STC and ELGIN). Your therapist may just be rocking their costume too!!!

Did you know your kiddies have been creating our HALLOWEEN Photo Backdrop this month? Get ready to snap a pic!

WELCOME Sarah H to the OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TEAM here at My Recess Therapy.

You GOTTA check out her bio. She is the PERFECT addition to our specialized team bringing so much expertise, passion, experience, etc!

She will be playing in ELGIN and sharing her gifts and talents in many other ways throughout her time here!


#happytears #myrecessmission #lovewhatwedo #ElginIL #occupationaltherapypediatrics

RESCHEDULED! Our favorite play date is moving to next week due to rain and wet land! See you next week! @risinglightsproject ...

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.

โ›บ๏ธ SENSORY RETREAT TENT: This space will be created and loved on by My Recess Therapy and Fox Valley Special Recreation Association

๐Ÿš— 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.

๐ŸŽƒ 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).

โ€œJanie came to speech every week with a smile on her face ready to work! She always tried her best even when things were hard. Sheโ€™ll be missed at My Recess, but is off to do great things!โ€ - Miss Meghan

Also...can we swoon over her shirt?? #girlssupportgirls ๐Ÿ’œโœจ๐Ÿ’œ

๐Ÿซ FIRSTDAY CHECK YO SELF ๐Ÿซ As Parents we want to know โ€œall the thingsโ€. But, after school kids want/need to decompress! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ For our sensory seeker we recommend allowing for some movement RIGHT after school! Really ALL kids benefit from this! Just play. ๐Ÿฑ Snacks!!! Make sure your child isnโ€™t hangry when you start to ask about the day.
๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ’ปPARENTS...think about how YOU feel after work each day. Do you want to talk about the day right away? Probably not! ๐Ÿคฃ. Kids are the saaaame! Take these tips from the glorious Kelly Marie OT!

This one comes from one of our AMAZING MOM's here at the clinic.
๐Ÿ—“ SCHEDULE: Yesterday we posted about VISUAL schedules.
๐ŸŒž MORNING WAKE UP: This Mom takes it one step further and starts practicing the morning EARLY routine a week before school starts!
๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ MORNING MOVEMENT: Try to find time to add in some movement in the morning to wake up those sensory systems.
๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ AFFIRMATIONS: Kick off the day with a morning affirmation "I am SMART" "I am a GREAT FRIEND"

Thank you Joanna for this awesome MOM PRO TIP!

๐Ÿ’ฉ POOP GROUP ๐Ÿ’ฉ Did you hear about poop group? Itโ€™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 โ€œmoving alongโ€. We canโ€™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?

โ˜Ž๏ธ 630.880.0993
๐Ÿ“ง info@myrecess.com

โญ๏ธ WELCOME Miss Samantha โญ๏ธ

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!

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