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Allied Therapy News for January- Playing with our pets!

Updated: Sep 6, 2023

Our theme this month is playing with our pets at home while also learning and working on therapy goals!

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 holding a bunny

Gross Motor Activity

We all know that dogs love playing catch with balls! For this game, we can use some balls and baskets or bowls and try tossing the balls into them. To make it extra challenging, you can use different-sized balls and/or baskets. This could be done inside with balls, or even outside with snowballs!

Child playing ball with a dog

Fine Motor and Sensory Activity

Create a sensory bin and fill it with water, sand, or some dry grains and various animal figures for your little one to “rescue”. You can also do it in the tub during bath time. Explore different tools they can use to do this such as a ladle, tongs, or a net. You can even add a theme that matches your child’s interests like using Paw Patrol toys.

bath toys


Make a paper bag puppet of your pet/s! Or if you don’t have any pets, make a puppet of your dream pet, this could be a dog, cat, or even a monkey! Then, put on a puppet show to work on those speech and language skills.

animal puppet show

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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