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A Guide to a Functional Pencil Grasp
 

A Guide to a Functional Pencil Grasp

Teaching your child how to have a functional pencil grasp. Having a functional pencil grasp supports your child’s writing. A functional pencil grasp allows the pencil to be moved with ease which supports neater letter formation and improves your child’s writing speed. What is a functional pencil grasp? A functional grasp doesn’t need to be […]

Teaching Handwriting to your Child
 

Teaching Handwriting to your Child

When it comes to teaching handwriting there is a right way and a wrong way to teach your child how to write. In this post I will discuss the developmental progression of handwriting skills and show you how to teach your child the right way to write. Using correct letter formation will ensure your child […]

Get your child ready for school
 

Get your child ready for school

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Top 10 Core Strengthening Activities for your child
 

Top 10 Core Strengthening Activities for your child

As an Occupational Therapist too often I see kids who struggle having a weak core. At school they have challenges sitting still in class and have a difficult time writing and keeping their balance while climbing the playground structures. I wanted to reach more parents therefore, I have decided to put together a blog post […]

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 […]

Roll A Dice Drawing Fun for Kids
 

Roll A Dice Drawing Fun for Kids

Improve your child’s drawing, imagination and listening skills with this fun drawing activity for your kids. Roll a Dice Drawing Activity is a twist on some drawing fun. All you need is paper, crayons/markers and a dice. Simply roll a dice for each column. Then, check what body part you are drawing and a mysterious […]

Indoor Activities for Toddlers at Home
 

Indoor Activities for Toddlers at Home

Due to the COVID- 19 outbreak there is a lot of uncertainty right now. Many schools, preschools and child care centers have closed. There are restrictions on playgrounds and how close you can be to others in the community. We need ideas on what indoor activities to do with our toddlers. As we are practicing […]

Indoor Activities for Babies at Home
 

Indoor Activities for Babies at Home

Due to the COVID- 19 outbreak there is a lot of uncertainty right now. Many schools, preschools and child care centers have closed. There are restrictions on playgrounds and how close you can be to others in the community. As we are practicing social distancing and are staying more at home with our kids I […]

Indoor Movement Activities for Kids at Home
 

Indoor Movement Activities for Kids at Home

Due to the COVID- 19 outbreak there is a lot of uncertainty right now. Will schools, preschools and child care centers close? Many already have. If you stay at home, you will need indoor movement activities for your kids. As we are practicing social distancing and staying at home with our kids I really want […]

10 Developmental Benefits of playing with Bubbles
 

10 Developmental Benefits of playing with Bubbles

Bubbles… Simple, mesmerizing and can support your child’s development. How you ask? Let me show you the developmental benefits of playing with bubbles. Developmental Benefits of playing with Bubbles 1. Visual tracking What is it? Visual Tracking is the ability to control your eye movements when following objects. Why is it important? It is essential […]