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Jun 3, 2015

MAC&Toys websiteYou want your kids to be able to wind down and regroup during summer vacation, but you also don't want them to lose hard-won skills. Pediatric occupational therapist Meghan Corridan, who blogs at MAC&Toys, talks to Catherine about ways parents can work with kids who are tired out by camp and uninterested in being tied to a desk. She mentions the apps Letter School, Toonia Differences, and Little Bit Studios, plus the use of a stylus as useful for fine-motor skills. For toys, she suggests games from Blue Orange Games, Discovery Putty from Fun and Function, and OgoDisc from Ogosport. For more on OT-approved summer fun, read Meghan's articles on "Summer hAPPiness" and "Screen Free Summer Fun." And if you're reading this somewhere without hyperlinks, come to http://specialchildren.about.com for the full recap experience.