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Hi, I'm Urszula

A pediatric occupational therapist, parent educator and a mom to two young boys. I am passionate about helping parents raise happy and successful children. If you let me join you on your parenting journey I will help you feel confident, supported and inspired.

Urszula Semerda with her 2nd child Zach

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Baby Category on Sensory Lifestyle

Baby 0 to 12 months

Evidence based activities, developmental milestones, parenting tips and strategies for your baby.

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Toddler 13 to 36 months

Evidence based activities, developmental milestones, parenting tips and strategies for your toddler.

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Preschooler 3 to 5 years

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Cecile's Sensory Lifestyle Testimonial

I was lucky enough to hear Urszula give a talk at my daughter’s preschool about sensory play and was blown away by how much I learned. I have been following her facebook page and website for years since. Urszula shares a wealth of information about the child’s sensory development and provides super fun activities on her website to try with the kids. I refer all my newly expecting friends to SensoryLifestyle.com!

Cecile, Mother of 2,
Kim's Sensory Lifestyle Testimonial

I have a preemie.  He was born at 28 weeks. Because of his early birth, we were referred to an occupational therapist. I cannot tell you how reassuring and helpful it has been to have qualified professionals help us through this process.  The author of this blog is an occupational therapist. She's also a mom. The entire website is like having an OT in your pocket. Not only do you have awesome ideas for play and growth, but also valuable information on physical and mental development!!!  As a mother, it's empowering to have the tools to help your child move through their childhood and learn the things that are necessary while also having fun.  Great blog!

Kim, Mother of 2
Nazgol's Sensory Lifestyle Testimonial

I first found sensory lifestyle when my first baby was six months old. I now have three kids (ages 4, 2 & 3 months). We often use this site to come up with fun and easy ways to implement activities. I love knowing exactly which skills my kids are working on a while playing!! I have also used sensory lifestyle consulting services. I received practical tools and advice to help my two year old through her picky eating and my four year old with his big feelings/behaviors.

Nazgol, Mother of 3

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Why kids need weighted toys?
 

Why kids need weighted toys?

So why do kids need weighted toys? Weighted toys help to calm your child’s nervous system and bring them into a quiet alert state. The quiet alert state is perfect for learning as it helps your child with focus and attention. What is a weighted toy? Simply put a weighted toy is a toy that […]

Activities for Kids at home: NO equipment needed
 

Activities for Kids at home: NO equipment needed

As we are all practicing physical distancing and spending more time at home it’s important to remember that our kids need to keep moving. As an occupational therapist I can see first hand the benefits of movement for our kiddos. This is why I want to give you some more ideas of activities for your […]

Roll A Dice Indoor Movement Game
 

Roll A Dice Indoor Movement Game

Introducing the best Indoor Movement Game for kids when they can’t go outside. Movements in this game promote many important skills needed for your child’s development. It strengthens body senses (visual, tactile, vestibular & proprioceptive senses) Improves coordination Strengthens the core Improves balance Works on eye hand coordination Increases endurance Promotes integration of primitive reflexes […]

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