Supplies for the Therapy Room

Therapy plays a big role in helping the kids at Precious Kids Center make improvements. Many of the children should have started undergoing therapy when they were very young, but for most of them because of the situation at home were not able to attend. We have a full time occupational therapist that comes five times a week to work with the kids. She does various stretches to help with range of motion as well as giving them different tasks to improve their fine motor skills.

The therapist had asked for a few items for the kids that would help them improve their fine motor skills. Things like blocks, sorting toys and other games to give the kids more motivation to practice these movements that are more difficult for them. Many of these items are a little hard to come by here, so I made a wish list of things that would be a great help for our therapy room.

 

 

 

 

In August, we had a team visit us from the Mighty Acorn Foundation. They came with their visitors and some of the children from their home to serve, play and love on the kids at PKC. One of the team members contacted me a few weeks later and asked me to send them a list of things to help with physical therapy. I was expecting a few of the items, but they bought every single item on the list!

We are blessed and grateful for their generous gifts and the kids are now excited for therapy days. Here are some photos of the kids working on their various therapy goals with all of our new equipment.

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Allan was so proud of himself after sorting all the tiny pieces by color.

 

We received special spoons to help Manu be able to eat on his own.

We received special spoons to help Manu be able to eat on his own.

 

Cyril's right side is very weak. Her therapy goals try to get her more motivated to use her right hand to improve mobility.

Cyril’s right side is very weak. Her therapy goals try to get her more motivated to use her right hand to improve mobility.

 

Allan loved throwing his new toy all around the room.

Allan loved throwing his new toy all around the room.

Quinta

Quinta working on puzzles.

 

Kevin

Kevin

 

Sammy working on letters and matching.

Sammy working on letters and matching.

 

Gracie

Gracie

 

Male working on a puzzle that helps practice everyday activities like buttons, zippers and buckles that can be a little tricky.

Male working on a puzzle that helps practice everyday activities like buttons, zippers and buckles that can be a little tricky.

 

Trina

Trina

Junior

Junior

 

Moses

Moses

 

Manu crawling through the tunnel

Manu crawling through the tunnel

 

Bramwel.

Bramwel.

Susie had the most on on the day we unpacked everything. She wanted to see all the new toys and be the first to try them all out.

Susie testing out the hammock

Susie testing out the hammock

 

And the ball pit

And the ball pit

 

And the building blocks

And the building blocks

 

And the bouncing horse.

And the bouncing horse.

The smiles on their faces say it all. We are beyond grateful for people who see a need and jump right in to meet it.

 

 

One Response to Supplies for the Therapy Room

  1. Allison Hibbard May 2, 2016 at 5:42 pm #

    The Suzie pictures are killing me. She’s the greatest. I CAN’T WAIT to see you all again so soon!

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