“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.
Snow globes are great winter decorations and bonus: they’re fun to create! Making them even helps kids with their executive function skills, including reading and following directions, planning and organizing an activity, and using working memory. Have your child read and follow these directions. You only need a few materials and a short amount of time to create a wintery snow globe! Continue reading Make a Snow Globe, Make a Memory, The Perfect Winter Project to Promote Fine Motor Skills
Get outdoors and play in the snow! Use the snow for a fun, new way to practice gross motor skills. Continue reading Let It Snow. Let Them Grow. ’Tis the Season to Improve Gross Motor Skills
The smell of hot chocolate is in the air, lights decorate the yards and streets and you’re bundled up to go outside. This can only mean one thing: the holiday season is here! To get in the spirit, we’ve got some fun craft ideas to help your little one get involved in the festivities of the season. Continue reading Fun Holiday Crafts For the Whole Family
The grocery store is the perfect place to help kids develop important skills like planning, time management, communication, and completing tasks. Every aspect of grocery shopping – from making a list to cooking a meal with your purchases – touches on important skills your child needs to develop.
Fall is here and Halloween is fast approaching, which can only mean one thing. Pumpkins are rising! Those orange little orbs are popping up everywhere; you may have even gone to a pumpkin patch to pick out that perfectly shaped pumpkin to carve. You’ll come home, set it down on some newspaper and scoop out the goop. But then what? Continue reading Pumpkin Sensory Bag
Life with all its ups and downs and everything in-between can sometimes feel like a roller coaster. Being able to deal with the ride is a skill that takes time to learn. So how do you help young children understand that it’s okay if things don’t always go as planned? Teaching them ways to accept winning and losing is a great way to start. Continue reading Talking to Your Child About Winning and Losing
The physical benefits of exercise go without saying, but did you know that physical activity provides kids with social and emotional benefits too?