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{Teaching Prepositions & Spatial Concepts} Free Printable Preposition and Spatial Concept Activity Cards for the Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Puppy’s Activity Home and GoTalk Now Plus AAC Template

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{Teaching Prepositions & Spatial Concepts} Most of the kids on my caseload have Autism or other special needs that tend to make understanding spatial concepts and using prepositions very challenging. I use a combination of visual supports, real objects, movement, AAC and apps when tackling these goals.

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I uploaded a template to the Attainment Company, Inc.‘s GoTalk Now AAC Online Gallery for “Prepositions & Spatial Concepts for the Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Puppy’s Activity Home”. Includes front, back, side, in front, behind, beside, through, in & out. Search for “puppy” in the public gallery from within the app to find it.

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free printable preposition and spatial concept cards - OMazing Kids

I made a set of 30 two-sided printable activity cards for the Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Puppy’s Activity Home inspired by ones in the Positional Words Resource Box by Lakeshore Learning and the Hello Sunshine Game by Think Fun (both are fabulous visual ways to teach kids about prepositions & spatial concepts). The cards are color coded (10 brown for the puppy, 10 purple for the monkey, 5 orange for the car & 5 green for the frog) and the preposition is in that same color to make it stand out from the rest of the text.

Tip: Leave the cards attached in the middle, fold on the line, put a tiny dab of glue stick under the edge and then laminate the cards.

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I bought my Puppy’s Activity Home during a recent online sale at Toys ‘R Us: http://t.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=30499426 and bought the monkey & car set on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Price-Laugh-Learn-Monkeys-Learning/dp/B00FNMNLD8

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I am continuing to share FREE printable resources like this on my blog in the hopes that I inspire other speechies to do the same. There are tons of SLP blogs now but most are primarily geared towards selling their TPT products.

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A peek at the apps currently in the “prepositions” folder on my iPad.

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I love the Hello Sunshine game. Unfortunately it appears that it is no longer readily available …. definitely worth adding to your list of things to look for at garage sales or thrift shops.

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The Positional Words Resource Box is a “must have” for any SLP working with kids. It briefly went off the market so I grabbed mine as soon as I saw it was back.

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UPDATE: Head over to this new post for free printable Puppy’s Pronouns & Sentence Building Cards.

‪#‎SLPbloggers‬ ‪#‎BHSM‬ ‪#‎BHSM2016‬

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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
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Angela Moorad is the founder of OMazing Kids, LLC and is an ASHA certified & licensed pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Kids Yoga Teacher with over 26 years experience working in a variety of settings (early intervention, schools, teletherapy & a nonprofit pediatric rehab hospital for children with developmental disabilities). She is an app beta tester for educational & therapeutic app developers and loves sharing info about great apps, products, books & toys to use with kids of all abilities.
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$24.99 Social Skills app currently FREE!

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Wow! This special needs social skills app is usually $24.99…. currently FREE! I have no way to know how long it will be free so grab it quickly: 
 

http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga/photos/a.1039368119447526.1073741892.174264525957894/1050415195009485/?type=3&theater 

 
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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist 

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness & educational activities for kids of all abilities 

Home E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com 

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Angela Moorad is the founder of OMazing Kids, LLC and is an ASHA certified & licensed pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Kids Yoga Teacher with over 25 years experience working in a variety of settings (early intervention, schools, teletherapy & a nonprofit pediatric rehab hospital for children with developmental disabilities). She is a kids book reviewer with a focus on great picture books, a kids toy / product reviewer with a focus on those that are helpful for kids with special needs & an app beta tester for educational and therapeutic app developers. She loves sharing info about great things to use with kids of all abilities.


Core Vocabulary – App of the Week & free printable booklet: Baking Fun by Kujifun

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Core Vocabulary – App of the Week: Baking Fun by Kujifun

I attended a fabulous “Therapeutic use of the iPad” training sponsored by the Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma on Saturday. Stefanie Barker-Olson from Little Light House & Camber Moulton from Oklahoma Assistive Technology Center inspired me to look for more ways to target Core Vocabulary while using apps in therapy. During a break, I found this fun Baking Fun app from Kujifun that had just been reduced from $1.99 -> FREE. What else does a SLP tech geek do on the weekend…. play with the app, come up with the following vocabulary to target: big, close, done, empty, full, go, help, hot, in, little, more, my, on, open, out, stir, stop, turn, your and create a “list of words to teach” in the PRC Words For Life #AAC #App. Can’t wait to use this with several kids in OMazing Kids speech therapy at the J.D. McCarty Center this week!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bakingfun-for-kids/id711666913?mt=8 – at the time of this post this app was still free. App prices change quickly so be sure to check the price before you download.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lamp-words-for-life/id551215116?mt=8. I use lots of other AAC apps. This just happens to be the one that I am using with two outpatients that I had in mind when I found this app & made this core words booklet  🙂

I was inspired by this post on the Uncommon Sense Blog to make a Core Words Vocabulary booklet to go with the app:

Click pic to open Core Vocabulary Booklet for the Bakery Fun app - created by Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, OMazing Kids

Making Bread – Core Vocabulary booklet to go with the Baking Fun app – 21-page PDF. I’m planning on downloading the booklet into iBooks and use it there rather than printing. I’ll have one iPad with the AAC app open & a second iPad with the the Baking Fun app & Core Vocabulary Booklet open. I’m going to model use of core vocabulary as we play with the app and then follow up with the Core Vocabulary Booklet. If you want to print it, here is a MS Word version set up to print 2 pages per letter sized sheet. Then cut the page in half and staple together: Making Bread – Core Vocabulary booklet to go with the Baking Fun app (will print 2 pages per sheet).

See the OMazing Kids printables “terms of use” here: https://omazingkidsllc.com/printables-terms-of-use/

#CoreVocabulary #AugComm

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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2
Speech-Language Pathologist
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Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2
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Review & Giveaway: It’s Time For Yoga book

Looking for a beautiful book to use in your kids yoga classes? Then check out “It’s Time for Yoga”!

Product Details:

It’s Time For Yoga by Tara Rachel Jones
Illustrated by Aaron Livingston Jones

  • Picture book and reference manual for ages 4 yrs – adult
  • 83 pages with over 21 illustrated poses & poem for each pose
  • Tips for parents and teachers
  • Appendix of detailed instructions for each pose
  • Information about the types of yoga
  • Paperback book size is 8.5″ x 8.5″
  • Price: $19.95

What I LOVE about this book:

  • Beautiful & colorful illustration art.
  • Short poem for each pose… so it’s as beautiful to read and listen to as it is to see!
  • Love the simplicity of each 2 page spread…. it makes it very clear what pose you will be doing.
  • A nice mix of simple and a few challenging poses.
  • Detailed instructions are provided as a reference in the back of the book….. so you have the info to refer to without it taking away from the beauty and simplicity of the book.
  • It includes 2 simple yoga songs with words & illustrations.
  • It includes 2 guided relaxation scripts.

A sneek peek at a few pages inside the book:

Table of Contents:

Website: http://www.littlebounderbooks.com/ – book available for purchase on their website & they have PayPal.

Author’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Flower-Yoga/181142145305382

Illustrator’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Fine-Art-by-Aaron-Livingston-Jones/287063021333929

Want even more info? See a video review of the book by Global Family Yoga: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6szNKd0IB0

How to enter the giveaway:

  1. Enter via the “Giveaways” tab on the OMazing Kids Yoga FB page (http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga?v=app_197602066931325) & mention how you would be using this book with your child or the children you work with. (comments must be in English; must include full first & last name; 1 entry per Facebook account).
  2. For one additional entry, leave a comment on this blog post. Must mention how you would be using this book with your child or the children you work with. (comments must be in English; 1 entry per person; must have a valid e-mail address)
  3. Tips: You increase your odds of winning by entering via both methods. Entering via the “Giveaways” tab will save me the step of having to obtain your mailing address – the info you complete on the tab comes directly to me via an e-mail.

Entry Deadline: Enter by any of the methods listed above by 11:59pm CST on March 23, 2012.

Rules of Participation:

  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid e-mail address.
  • International entries are being allowed for this particular giveaway.
  • Employees or family members of OMazing Kids Yoga, LLC or the product’s company are not eligible.
  • No purchase required.
  • Comments submitted via the Enter Giveaways Here…. tab on Facebook may be copied & pasted into the blog post.
  • Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  • Three (3) winners will be chosen via a random drawing of valid entries on March 24, 2012.
  • The winners will each get one (1) copy of the “It’s Time For Yoga” book.
  • The winners will be notified via e-mail and will be posted on the blog post.
  • If a winner only entered via blog post, their mailing address will be obtained via e-mail.
  • In the event that a winner does not respond within 24 hours, a new winner will be selected via a random drawing.
  • The winner’s address will be forwarded to the company and they will be mailing the product directly to the winner.
  • Prize Value: retail price $19.95

Other Legal Stuff: I know it’s just a yoga book but just to be safe here is all the legal stuff…

This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You are providing your information to OMazing Kids Yoga, LLC and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for our internal purposes in relation to the administration of the giveaway. Your information will NOT be sold to any outside parties.

Indemnification/Hold Harmless: By participating, entrants agree: (a) to the decisions of OMazing Kids Yoga, LLC, which shall be final in all respects; (b) to release, discharge, and hold harmless OMazing Kids Yoga, LLC and its respective representatives and agents from all liability, injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a prize, or from participation in and/or entry into the Contest or any Contest-related activity and for acceptance, delivery, or use of any prize; (c) that the foregoing parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guaranty, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to any prize.

Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids Yoga, LLC – inclusive yoga for kids & teens of all abilities in Norman, Oklahoma

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

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Becoming an Effective Inclusive Yoga Teacher for Kids & Teens

 Want to teach inclusive yoga to kids and teens?

Abby Wills from Shanti Generation has a really great post “How to Become an Effective Kids or Teens Yoga Teacher” on Elephant Journal: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2011/05/how-to-become-an-effective-kids-or-teens-yoga-teacher-abby-wills/.
In addition to the suggestions in Abby’s post, I would also highly recommend getting info about the kids and any special needs and/or health conditions they may have in advance to help you plan.
  • Some kids may need modifications to poses or may have contraindications for certain poses based on medical conditions, physical needs or sensory needs.
  • Some kids may need visual supports in order to participate in a meaningful way. For more info about visual supports and a few free printables, check out my previous posts: http://wp.me/p1t7TU-cT & http://wp.me/p1t7TU-a2
Having info about the kids you will be teaching is one of the most important things help you plan appropriate classes 🙂

Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids Yoga, LLC – inclusive yoga for kids & teens of all abilities in Norman, Oklahoma

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Blog: http://omazingkidsyoga.com/

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A Guest Post for Little Yogis: Ready…Set…Stretch!

A Guest Post for Little Yogis: Ready…Set…Stretch! Here is a link to the guest post I did on the Picture Books & Pirouettes blog: http://kerryaradhya.blogspot.com/2011/12/guest-post-for-little-yogis.html.

Here is the link to the coloring sheet I made to use with the book (1 page PDF) – https://omazingkidsyoga.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/ready-set-stretch-coloring-sheet.pdf.

The book is available on Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/Stretch-Doreen-Cronin/dp/B003IWYJKE/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0

See a post about another book in the series – Wiggle! http://kerryaradhya.blogspot.com/2011/12/perfect-picture-book-poetry-friday.html (includes links to a 55 page toolkit for the book on the Kansas Reads to Preschoolers website: in sections –http://www.kcfb.info/wiggle/toolkit.html & entire document – http://www.kcfb.info/wiggle/documents/thematic_unit.pdf)

Two of my favorite blogs to follow for creative ideas combining children’s picture books & movement are Picture Books & Pirouetteshttp://kerryaradhya.blogspot.com/ & Maria’s Movershttp://mariasmovers.com/

Both are also on Facebook at:

www.facebook.com/DanceBooks – Picture Books & Pirouettes

www.facebook.com/pages/Marias-Movers/146896406870 Maria’s Movers

I love how easy it is to connect & share ideas via Facebook & blogs 🙂

Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids Yoga, LLC – inclusive yoga for kids & teens of all abilities in Norman, Oklahoma

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Blog: https://omazingkidsyoga.wordpress.com

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Rainbow Kids Yoga Training coming to Namaste Yoga in OKC in January 2012

Looking for a kids yoga training opportunity?

 

Family Yoga Community Class!    Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 4 PM – 5 PM 
Open to all kids ages 3-9 with a parent or caregiver.
Come for an exciting hour of yoga poses, games and adventures.
Wear comfortable clothes you can move in. Yoga has never been this much fun!
$10 suggested donation per family. Must pre-register (see flier for details)

Flier: Flier: Family Yoga Community Class – Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 4 PM – 5 PM

 

Rainbow Kids Yoga will be doing a 3-day training at Namaste Yoga in SW Oklahoma City in January 2012!

Here is a flier: Rainbow Kids Yoga Training Flier – OKC Jan. 2012 (PDF)

Here is a link to Namaste Yoga’s website: http://www.namasteyogaokc.com/

Here are details from the Rainbow Kids Yoga website (http://rainbowkidsyoga.net/trainings/oklahoma/oklahoma_training.html):

3 – DAY “YOGA FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES” TEACHER TRAINING
 OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA  
JANUARY 27 – 29, 2012 

Location: Namaste Yoga OKC    10320 S. Penn. Ave., Ste. 203 OKC, OK 73159
Date & Time: January 27 – 29 from 9 AM to 6 PM daily 

The 3-day Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Training is a comprehensive, intensive and practical certification course.
Be prepared to practice and learn to teach yoga while laughing, dancing, playing and singing!
The Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Training is well rounded and intensive, with practical theory, discussions and TONS OF FUN! Most importantly, you will come out with immediate tangible knowledge and tons of fabulous ideas to create original, captivating and fun yoga experiences for kids of all ages, anywhere in the world.