Have you ever wondered…
- When should kids start using sippy cups?
- When should they stop?
- Should they even use sippy cups at all?
“Occupational therapy? But my child doesn’t have a job!” Just as occupational therapy helps adults perform better at their jobs, OT helps children succeed in important areas of their lives. This includes helping children build the skills required for essential daily activities such as brushing their teeth, writing their name, or playing with friends.
Why do kids chew?
For babies, chewing is a typical sign they’re teething and young children (until around age 2) use their mouths to explore the world. But even some older kids develop a habit of chewing. This isn’t chewing a favorite food or little snack, but rather inedible objects (clothing, pens, toys) that comfort them. When a child is chewing it can be for a number of different reasons. Each child is unique and has their own reason for chewing. Continue reading Does Your Child Chew on Everything? 3 Common Questions Parents Ask
In honor of Father’s Day, this year we wanted to share some information about a topic that isn’t always talked about: dads bonding with their newborn babies. Some moms start to bond with baby throughout their pregnancy and get a head start for a couple of months, but it’s important for dad to bond too!
Helping the youngest members of the family prepare for the arrival of a newborn is very important. After all, your child is about to become a big brother or big sister – that’s a new responsibility and a huge change for them! Even though they’ll always be your little boy or girl, they won’t be the “baby” in the family anymore, which can take some getting used to. Continue reading Get Kids Excited to Become Big Brothers and Big Sisters
Parents looking to sign their kids up for summer camp literally have hundreds of options to choose from. Remember camp isn’t for everyone and that’s okay.
If you feel your child is ready for a summer camp experience, keep these questions in mind while registering!
Why does my preschooler hit? Many parents have asked themselves this question and the answer isn’t always an easy one. Hitting doesn’t mean your child is mean or a bully. Sometimes it’s because there is an underlying issue that’s causing them to hit. Below are three reasons your child might be hitting. Continue reading My Child Hits. Why?
Aren’t playdates great? No matter if you’re the child playing or the adults watching, they’re fun for all. Playdates give your children an opportunity to make new friends but also allow you to talk with other grown-ups. This is a great way for your child to not only develop relationships with other children, but also practice social and communication skills, taking turns, sharing their things, and switching between activities.
Remember what it was like to play all the time? You could be a doctor, or a teacher, or cowboy, or anything you wanted to be. Play allows your child’s imagination to run wild, which is exactly what it should be doing, because playing is great for kids! So let’s break some common misconceptions about play. Continue reading 3 Common Myths about Playtime for Kids