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. Children can start having playdates even before they start talking. Babies and toddlers won’t be able to play together as much as older children, but they are still developing important life skills through play dates like being comfortable around other children. Continue reading 5 Tips for Better Playdates
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
Congratulations, you’re having a baby! You might be getting a little nervous about what will happen after you have your bundle of joy. To help relieve some of the stress try preparing for some of the changes now. Follow this short checklist and the more you accomplish before bringing your baby home from the hospital, the easier the change will be.
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Tongue tie, also called ankyloglossia, is when the tissue attached to the underside of the tongue and the base of the mouth is very tight, thick, or extends particularly far forward in the mouth. The tongue cannot move freely.
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What is Baby Sign Language?
Baby sign language is the use of hand and body gestures to help babies communicate before they learn to speak. Continue reading How Can I Practice Baby Sign Language?
What is Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)?
Animal assisted therapy (AAT) is a form of therapy that uses animals in treatment to improve social, cognitive, motor and emotional functioning. Continue reading What is Animal Assisted Therapy?
Activities like sports, music lessons, dance, or band are rewarding for children of all ages. Having a schedule and forming commitments to teams and clubs are wonderful for social development. However, if children are involved in too many extracurricular activities, they might miss the intended benefits of their activities and suffer from unneeded stress. Continue reading How Many Extracurricular Activities is Too Many?
Hypertonia and Hypotonia are two technical terms to describe issues with muscle tone. Muscles are meant Continue reading What are Hypertonia and Hypotonia?
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is a form of communication used instead of or along with talking.
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What is infant equipment?
Infant equipment are devices that hold your baby during playtime, activities, and during transportation. Continue reading Frequently Asked Questions About Infant Equipment