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December 14, 2016

FUNctional holiday gift ideas from the C&FD Psychology team

Posted by: childandfamily

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The multidisciplinary pediatric therapy team at Child and Family Development is rounding up some FUNctional gift ideas for the 2016 holiday season!

Here are some suggestions from our psychologists and counselor:

  • Social Thinking: to teach appropriate behavior and social thinking, the Should I or Shouldn’t I card game is a great, inexpensive addition
  • Social Smarts: these books are great for readers who would like to increase their social skills
    • Dictionary of Idioms
    • Social Rules for Kids: The Top 100 Social Rules Need to Succeed
  • Teen Books: self-help workbooks for teens who are motivated to work on particular skills; they can be completed independently over time or with a parent/caregiver
    • The Self Esteem Workbook for Teens: Activities To Help Build Your Confidence And Achieve Your Goals
    • The Stress Reduction Workbook For Teens: Mindfulness Skills To Help You Deal With Stress
    • Mindfulness For Teen Anxiety: A Workbook For Overcoming Anxiety At Home, School and Everywhere Else
  • Fidgets:
    • Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty
    • Tangle
    • Disc Seat
    • Stress Ball
  • To stay on track:
    • Time Timer
  • Emotional Development:
    • The Emotion’s Survival Guide
  • Relaxation:
    • Kids Yoga DVD
  • Staying in Bed: to help with teaching toddlers to stay in their own bed, this item changes colors to let kids know when it is time to sleep and when it is time to get out of bed.  An incentive can be paired to reward children for staying in bed.
    • Onarioo OK to Wake! Alarm Clock and Night Light
    • My Tot Clock

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