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September 3, 2015

Occupational therapist & mom, Jessica Hoffarth: another idea for home!


Jessica Hoffarth OTR/L, occupational therapist and mom, blends those roles both at work and home.  She has discovered another resource for fun and messy activities for families.  

These are suitable for all kids, including or especially those with sensory processing difficulties. shared ideas from Asia Citro, mom and author of Fun At Home With Kids.  These safe ideas allow for play, socialization, environment exploration and many other benefits:

  • Glowing water for the bath
  • Foaming dough
  • Miniature floating beads
  • Rainbow soap foam
  • Elephant toothpaste
  • Polka dot slime
  • Glowing play dough
  • Ice tower
  • Puffing snow
  • Salt sculptures
  • Colored beans
  • And more! 

Click here for details and directions. 

Jessica shares that she is trying these out this weekend! 


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