Playing Ball Is a Great Way to Build Skills and Spend Time with Your Child In this age of computer apps, video games, iPods, and all manner of electronic equipment vying for children’s attention, parents often wonder if their kids are getting enough physical activity. Some struggle to find ways to connect and spend time […]
How Can we Help our Children Stress Less?
Dealing with stress is an everyday reality for many of us. While we realize that this is often a part of being an adult, we forget that it is an everyday reality for our children too. It is important to be aware of the level of stress our children are experiencing and help them learn strategies to […]
It Looks Like They’re Just Playing: Are Activity-Based Social Skills Groups Worthwhile?
As parents and as therapists, we are always looking for ways to help our children build skills while they have fun, through participation in activities that are affordable and that fit with our family culture. Some children are lacking in social skills which makes it hard for them to make and keep friends. The good […]
Choosing Extra-Curricular Activities for Your Child
Everyone has different ideas about what kids should be doing in their after school and weekend hours. Some families have a different activity scheduled for each day of the week, while others may decide to limit activities to one or two days a week. How does one decide what is best? Occupational therapists are taught […]
Play Builds Developmental Skills – It is the Work of Childhood
Did you know that play is the foundation for all learning for children? Children understand everything about the world by experiencing things in their bodies first and then expanding that understanding into more and more abstract form. In fact, engaging a young child in active play is the best way to prepare her for later […]