“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.
Who ever thought it would be good to tell your child to actually play with their food? But kids are curious, and a fun way to let them explore is by playing with food! But this isn’t just for fun. Playing with food can actually help your child develop their senses. Try these ideas to explore and develop the senses while playing with food. Continue reading Playing With Your Food… and Senses
During the first year of life, babies are communicating their needs through crying but it isn’t always the easiest to figure out what their different types of cries mean. Within the first month, you will begin to pick up cues from your baby’s cry. Most of the common reasons behind a babies cry include being tired, hungry, having a dirty diaper, teething, feeling too hot or too cold, stomach issues, or overstimulation. When none of these seem to help ease your little one try one of the following techniques to help soothe your crying baby. Continue reading How to Comfort a Crying Baby
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
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
Spending time outside, parades, barbeques, fireworks. Doesn’t that remind you of a perfect 4th of July? Well for some kids, the 4th of July means being overly hot, crowds of people, feeling overwhelmed, and loud noises.
That’s a lot for your senses to take in. Use these tips to make the day a little less overwhelming. Continue reading 7 Tips for a Sensory Friendly 4th of July
These easy to do crafts and activities are super fun, stimulate toddlers’ senses, and promotes using fine motor skills!
Happy Valentine’s Day! Take advantage of this fun holiday with activities that engage kids’ senses and fine motor skills. Give your child’s favorite games a Valentine’s Day twist or try an entirely new activity. Either way, you can make this Valentine’s Day one to remember with these activities! Continue reading Activities and Crafts to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Kids
Whether it’s the shock of cold water hitting their teeth, the smell or taste of the toothpaste, or the idea that brushing their teeth is something they “have to” do, we may never know. What we do know, however, is many children Just. Don’t. Like. Brushing. Their. Teeth. Like it or not, good teeth brushing habits are a part of life and the sooner kids learn to fit it into their daily routines the better. Continue reading Make Teeth Brushing Fun with 6 Easy Tips
Are you looking for fun activities to add to baby’s daily routine? Maybe even some that might excite baby’s senses? Continue reading Simple Sensory Activities for Baby