Day 3: Say THANK YOU
As part of our 7 Ideas to Encourage Children to Be Thankful blog series, we are highlighting one of the simplest ways to show appreciation and thankfulness, saying “Thank You”. Continue reading 7 Ideas to Encourage Children to Be Thankful: Saying Thank You
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?
It seems like we hear about a new food allergy or food intolerance every day. Nut allergies and other serious allergic conditions were once rare and infrequently diagnosed.
Continue reading Has There Been a Rise in Food Allergies?
Halloween can be a fun time of year for children. They get to dress up, eat candy, and carve pumpkins! But for a child with a sensory issue these experiences can be stressful enough to make them feel uncomfortable or unable to participate.
Continue reading How to Help Make Halloween Easier for Children with Sensory Issues
When dealing with the combination of feeding problems, food allergies, and picky eaters, it can be tough to get kids to eat anything at all, and you might often wonder how to get kids to eat vegetables. However, research suggests dietary habits are established as early as infancy. Continue reading How to Help Turn Your Picky Eaters Into Veggie Lovers
Are you wondering when you should take your child to an eye doctor for their first visit? It’s recommended your child receive their first eye check up at six months, again at three years, and before starting kindergarten. Continue reading Choosing an Eye Doctor for Your Child
Classroom performance may come in part from your child’s ability to focus and work through open ended tasks, be organized, stick to a schedule or calendar, manage time, work independently, and control impulses and emotions. Possessing these abilities requires executive functioning skills and are important for your child’s transition back to school. Continue reading Preparing Your Child for Back to School
Summer is the perfect time to explore, and there’s nothing more fun than spending time in water. No matter if it’s in the ocean, lake, creek, community pool, or tub in the backyard, playing in the water may help children grow and develop in these essential ways:
Continue reading Splish, Splash, the Benefits of Water Play for Children
Playing in the sand can be a great opportunity for children to have unstructured play time. Whether shaped into castles, dug, dripped, sifted, or buried, sand can take many different forms, thus offering endless opportunities for fun and learning! Continue reading Sand Play: Nature’s Etch-a-Sketch
Hypertonia and Hypotonia are two technical terms to describe issues with muscle tone. Muscles are meant Continue reading What are Hypertonia and Hypotonia?