sick kids

Sometimes it seems like it is hardly worth trying to work for a living because the kids keep getting sick.  When the kids are school age, they seem to get sick a lot, and then I have to stay home from work too.  Sometimes I start to wonder why I have a job when I am not going to work since it feels like another kid is sick every other week.  My kids are the most important thing though, and {Read More}

Creating Therapeutic Games

I have not posted anything about inventing in years, but I have been going full force on my therapy games.  After bringing out the baby product, Hug ‘n Hold, and spending more money on it than I will ever make on it, I have determined what my criteria are for a product that I am working on.  I am not willing to spend a lot of money on marketing, and the product has to be easy to get manufactured and {Read More}

Inventing= work with no pay

Inventing and creating is very stimulating to the mind.  You have to love it for that aspect because it really doesn’t pay.  The product that I am working on now is very simple for me to make by piecing together some other products.  It will be more of a challenge if I get to the point that I want them to be all one piece and machine made.  I will either have to search for manufacturing sources or try to {Read More}

Start of a new product

I have a new product that I am working on.  It is an Occupational Therapy Product, specifically to help handwriting.  So, since I am just starting out on this one, I think that I will go through all of the stages here on my blog.  I just got the idea for this product last week on Thursday when I was working with one of my students.  It is a small item, and will be very easy for me to make.  {Read More}

BKFK =By kids for kids

This is a company that encourages kids to be inventors.  they market and work with other groups to sponsor competitions.  Check out BKFK and read about kids who have invented some interesting things.  **** I often will link to things on Amazon. These are usually affiliate links that will pay me a couple of dollars if you happen to buy something while there.

Twistified swing

The twistified swing was invented by an 8 year old boy.  He won second place in the Invention Dimension Challenge.  Here is a video of him and his cool swing. **** I often will link to things on Amazon. These are usually affiliate links that will pay me a couple of dollars if you happen to buy something while there.

Fasten-ator

Here is a therapist who created the fasten-ator.  Her website is http://www.school-ot.com/, and the page for her fasten-ator is www.school-ot.com/My%20Products.html.  Her name is Jennifer Dodge.  Here is what she says on her site about her product. “I designed and sewed up the prototype (in the picture above) for this after trying to work with a 5th grade boy who had Downs Syndrome. He had a hard time with his pants buttons and zipper, and would come out of the bathroom {Read More}

OT Inventing

I haven’t been doing any true inventing lately, but I am always creating things to use in therapy.  here is my clothespin UNO game. You can read the whole therapy post at http://www.therapyfunzone.com/.  I am working on creating a more permanent version, and we’ll see if one of the big therapy manufacturing companies would be interested in it.  **** I often will link to things on Amazon. These are usually affiliate links that will pay me a couple of dollars {Read More}

Therapy invention

Maybe this should go on my therapy blog, but I am working on creating a therapy game.  It will be a card game to play with clothes pins.  It’s a therapy thing. **** I often will link to things on Amazon. These are usually affiliate links that will pay me a couple of dollars if you happen to buy something while there.