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November 18, 2019

Core strength refers to the development of muscles of the torso that stabilize, align, and move the trunk of the body. Poor core strength can cause poor posture and decreased sitting tolerance which can affect gross motor and fine motor skill development. Helping your...

November 9, 2019

School is full of different challenges and obstacles for children.  For children with learning or attention differences, it can be quite stressful navigating the everyday stressors. By this point in the school year, the demands of school may seem like they are increasi...

October 28, 2019

Play doh, the brand,  has been around for a long time. Close to 90 years to be exact! A quick google search tells me the first type of dough to be formed and played with came about in around 1930, but it wasn’t until 1955 that it was officially marketed and sold as “Pl...

October 21, 2019

As a mother of three elementary school-aged children, I know the importance of keeping a fairly structured routine.  My children may not know or understand it yet, but they thrive when we follow a structured routine or pattern in our day. They like the predictability o...

October 16, 2019

For some children, staying on task and being organized to get their work done at school can be very challenging and a source of great frustration for the child and the educator. 

The classroom environment can have numerous distractions such as noises in the classroom or...

October 7, 2019

Fall is a beautiful time of year to be outside and experience all that this changing season has to offer. The research and our own experiences with nature shows us how being outside in nature can provide us with the “just right” experience to engage and calm our sensor...

August 4, 2019

Slime is fun for kids to play with. It is also a great activity to work on skills that teach them executive functioning skills. These skill are important for making decisions as simple as which object is a spoon versus a fork. It can also involve decisions such as what...

July 31, 2019

Kids love kinetic sand!! It is fun to play with.  You can watch it stick together and create cool structures. Even adults can lose time lost in this sensory experience.  This easy to make version is great to do with kids and has simple to follow graphics that helps chi...

July 23, 2019

Buying back to school supplies can be daunting. There are so many options to choose from. When your child is struggling with fine motor skills, it is important to help them find the right tools to succeed. One specific tool would be the right set of scissors.  Fiskars...

June 4, 2019

Meltdowns happen in response to being overwhelmed by sensory, emotional, or physical triggers.  These can include being hungry, tired, feeling unwell, pain, emotional reasons or too much or too little sensory stimulation.  Often the child will be seeking sensory stimul...

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