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6 On The Go Activities

“Are we there yet?!” or “How much longer?”  are phrases that may sound familiar when traveling or running errands with children. It can be challenging to keep kids occupied on the go, but whether you are traveling by plane, spending time in the car, or just out and about in the community, you may find these activities helpful in keeping your child occupied and satisfied. Set aside the tablet, and give your child a break from the screen.  Grab these easy, mess free, fun activities that promote learning!

1. Melissa and Doug- Water Wow Activity Pad. You can buy these individually or in bundles! You can choose from a variety of themes including, numbers, letters, colors, and coloring pages! Many of the coloring pages also include seek and find activities. These are reusable booklets that are great for working on letter, number, and color recognition, as well as fine motor, and visual perceptual skills!

2. Highlights Hidden Picture/Puzzle Books. You can subscribe to Highlights magazines, or buy individual books to take on the go. These may include but are not limited to hidden picture scenes, mazes, and word searches. These are great activities for developing and strengthening visual perceptual skills.

3. Spot It! This is a fun, fast-paced card game played between 2 or more players, and can be played 5 different ways! It comes in a traveling sized tin, and helps improve attention and focus, as well as fine motor and visual perceptual skills.

4. Melissa and Doug Sticker Pads. You can find a variety of sticker pads available that are great fine motor and visual perceptual activities.The Sweet Treats, Make-A-Face and Make-a-Meal sticker pads allow kids to use their imagination to create designs given a template and variety of stickers. The Make-A-Face sticker pack is a great way to work on body awareness. The Seek and Find sticker pads provide different seek and find scenes, where the kids can color the pictures, and match the stickers to the hidden objects in the pictures!

5. Melissa and Doug Origami Animals Craft Activity Set. This is a great fine motor, and visual motor activity to do with the kids while waiting at the doctors, or passing time on a plane. This activity set comes with paper and stickers to make 40 different paper animals!

6. Skillmatics Write and Wipe Activity Pads. These are reusable activity pads that come in different varieties and are great fine motor, visual motor, and visual perceptual activities. Some may include dot to dot activities, mazes, seek and find pages, and various puzzles to solve.

-Marla Griswold, OTR/L

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Crystal Scheibe

Great place, glad we found them. Been going to Medina over 2 months now and he loves Lauryn and Kyler. Wish they had more ABA therapy places available... live in Wooster and long drive everyday.

Karrie Swan LaRock

My 11 year old son has dyslexia and has made noticeable gains in working At LLA THERAPY. Katie is strong in her approach toward him and also keeps him comfortable enough to perform well. We will continue visiting both the Fairlawn and Hudson offices and recommend them highly.

Ron Monroe

My 9 year old just completed about 9 months of weekly speech sessions (due to his stuttering) with Matt Hagge at LLA and we are thrilled with the experience and results. What I thought might be a negative (what kid really wants to go to speech class?) was made very positive by Matt, and my son never hesitated or complained when we talked about class. He really enjoyed it and really took what Matt taught him to heart. His speech has been greatly improved and we definitely recommend LLA. Thank you so much!

Heather Dougherty-Pantoja

My son’s Occupational Therapist, Jess, is an amazing OT! She gives practical tips on working with my son at home and school!

Terri Apgar

I cannot say enough good things about LLA Therapy. My daughter was a client of Teal Simmons’ for approximately 2 years and was just released from speech therapy! She was diagnosed with Apraxia in 2015 and worked with Teal twice a week. Through Teal’s application of PROMPT therapy, my daughter had age-appropriate speech after one year. All of the staff we interacted with at LLA were absolutely wonderful. They really care about what they do and making sure your child achieves their goals.

Kelli Geisler Davisson

LLA Therapy has been an excellent experience for my son as well as my family! My son always asks, "When can I go see Ms. Jeannine again, is it Monday??" He has also made huge gains in only 5 months! I would highly recommend LLA and have already shared my experience with friends looking for services!

Victoria Hansford-Price

We are so grateful for our Speech Therapist Ms.Teal. We have seen a great improvement with our sons confidence and communication abilities since we have started "Prompt" therapy. What we love the most about LLA and Ms. Teal is that Kohl feels comfortable and relaxed which has played a critical role in his progress. Thank you Ms. Teal for all you have done.

Laura Lee Hogsett

They have helped in numerous ways. Speech, OT and behavioral. I've had numerous compliments on my son's progress thanks in very large part to LLA. I would recommend LLA before I recommend our local children's hospitals, though they are good, they don't have the staff that LLA does.

Amy Furukawa

We had a great experience with Matt Hagge at LLA! Our Middle School age son was becoming very conscious of his voice, which is nasal due to a cleft palate. Matt helped him to better form his sounds and project his voice in a way that makes the unavoidable nasality less noticeable.Our son is more confident and outgoing & even took on a speaking role in the church play. Matt has the perfect personality to relate with our son, and we would recommend him to anyone needing speech therapy services!

Jessica Havalotti

LLA Therapy has been an excellent experience for our daughter. I would highly recommend LLA. Miss Grace was so amazing and I can't believe how quickly our daughter showed improvement. Thank you!
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