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Allied Therapy News for April- Soaring to New Heights!

Updated: Sep 6, 2023

This month we have fun bird-themed activities the whole family can take part in.

The best part is you can support your child’s learning and therapy goals while also having fun using our suggested games and activities!

child with cardboard wings looking up at the birds

Gross Motor Activity

Did you know that certain types of birds can fly for thousands of kilometers without stopping? Sadly, we can’t fly, but we can jump! You can jump with one foot, both feet, and even try seeing how far you can long jump coming from a running start! Use tape to mark where you land each time to see how far you can jump.

children jumping

Fine Motor and Craft Activity

Trace your hand and use it as a guide to draw the feathers of a bird (e.g., peacock). You can trace one hand or make more feathers by tracing both of your hands!

drawing a bird by tracing your hand

Speech and Language Activity

Play a matching game by putting words or pictures at the bottom of some rubber duckies and place them on the floor or in the kitchen sink or tub (if your words or pictures are laminated). On your turn, you need to choose a pair of duckies and see if their bottoms match. But wait! You have to say the word or identify the picture out loud correctly first before you can score a point.

rubber ducks

Book and Game of the Month

Play The Lucky Ducks by Pressman Toys

Read Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

Book "Don't let the pigeon drive the bus!" game "Lucky Ducks"

We would love to see your crafts! If you want your little artists’ work to be featured on our Instagram, take a picture of it, and send it to our Instagram page @allied.therapy or email it to

If you have any concerns about your child's development, we offer in home and virtual care in Halifax, Truro, and all of Nova Scotia.

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