It’s not uncommon for kids to experience separation anxiety or fear of strangers. These fears typically occur in stages and decrease gradually as kids get older, although some children might continue to struggle with certain situations. Continue reading Helping Your Child in Social Situations
The best thing you can do to boost your child’s language skills? Talk to them, read to them, sing to them, play with them! The more time you spend communicating with your child, the better. Why? From the time they’re born, kids start to develop two types of communication skills: receptive and expressive.
Continue reading Get Your Toddler Talking: 5 Ways to Add Communication to Your Daily Routine
Baby, it’s cold outside!
Not to worry. There’s plenty of fun to be had indoors during the coldest months of the year. And it’s all in the spirit of your child’s development. More specifically, these in-home activities can help strengthen both their fine and gross motor skills. Continue reading Ways to Cure Your Kid’s Winter Boredom
Sometimes it’s hard to know how to play with baby or what activities even count as play. Many parents and caregivers feel this way! The good news is there are lots of easy activities to do with your baby. In fact, you may have even done some already without even knowing it!
Try these 8 ways to help your child with their homework: Continue reading 8 Tips to Help Your Child With Homework
Retro Toddler: More Than 100 Old-School Activities to Boost Development
By Anne H. Zachry, PhD, OTR/L
Published by the American Academy of Pediatrics
Continue reading Book Review: Retro Toddler
What could be better than spending a long summer day splashing around in the pool with the kiddos?! Not much! To make sure you’re having tons of fun in the sun, use these tips to help keep everyone safe in the pool this summer. Continue reading Stay Cool (and Safe!) in the Pool
Is there a better sight than a happy, smiling baby? We think not! Typically, babies start smiling between 6 and 12 weeks, but you may notice a smile or smirk soon after baby’s born. Continue reading When Will My Baby Smile?
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.