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  • 8 Fall Sensory Activities to do with Your Children

    Looking for fun sensory experiences to share with your child? Try these 8 fall-themed ideas!
  • How to Make Morning Routines Easier for Parents and Children

    This post explores in detail how to make morning routines easier for parents and children by incorporating advanced preparation and increased autonomy for the child.
  • Help Your Neurodiverse Child Form Lasting Friendships

    Parents who are concerned with their neurodiverse child’s ability to make friends should take comfort in knowing there are many ways you can help them form lasting friendships. Friendships are vital to children’s and teens’ social skill development as well...
  • The 8 Best Outdoor Activities For Kids

    Check out this list of the 8 best outdoor activities for kids that are fun AND develop motor skills as recommended by occupational therapists.
  • Visual Figure-Ground

    Visual Figure-Ground is the skill that allows us to identify a target object within a busy background. It requires skilled visual attention and the ability to filter out competing visual stimuli (the stuff in the background). This happens when we...
  • Visual Sequential Memory

    Visual sequential memory is specific to remembering multiple pieces of information in a specific order. This could be two or more shapes, letters, numbers, pictures, items, ect. It is vitally important as children learn to read and write.
  • Form Constancy and Visual Closure

    Form constancy is a visual perceptional skill that gives the ability to identify or sort items even if they are a different size, orientation, color, texture, or context. Visual closure is the ability to look at only part of an...
  • Visual-Spatial Relations

    Visual-spatial relations, or visual-spatial processing, at its most basic is the ability to tell where objects are in space. It can quickly become more complicated as more objects are added and these objects are twisted, turned, flipped, or moved closer...
  • Visual Memory

    Visual memory, as its name suggests, refers to the ability to recall visual information that has been seen. It is vitally important as children learn to read and write. Children who are learning the alphabet are visually memorizing each letter...
  • Visual Perception: Discrimination

    Broadly, visual discrimination is the ability to spot similarities and differences in the things that we see, whether in pictures, on physical objects around us, or on a screen. It is especially important when learning to read and write.
  • Big Ticket Item Gift Guide

    This Big Ticket Item Gift Guide focuses on larger, more expensive gifts for the most special occasions in your child's life! These items are $35+.
  • Teaching Scissor Skills the Fun and Safe Way

    Does the thought of teaching your child to use scissors make you fear for your fingers? Good news: when done in a developmentally appropriate sequence, and with lots of close supervision, scissor skills can be taught in a safe and...
  • Lefties: Helping Left-Handed Children Succeed

    Being a lefty is tougher than you think! We will show you the best products made specifically for left-handed children.
  • Sensory Gift Guide

    Sensory Gift Guide: The Best Toys for Your Child's Development Every child (and adult!) has sensory processing needs and preferences. For example, I love listening to music and using heavy blankets, but I can't stand the texture of velvet. Let us know...
  • Late Elementary School Gift Guide

    The Late Elementary School Gift Guide: The Best Toys for Your Child's Development As the holiday season approaches, you might be considering what to gift the children in your life. When it comes to children in late elementary school (children ages 8+...
  • Early Elementary Age Gift Guide

    The Early Elementary Gift Guide: The Best Toys for Your Child's Development As the holiday season approaches, you might be considering what to gift the children in your life. When it comes to children in early elementary school (children roughly ages 5-7...
  • Preschool Gift Guide

    The Preschool Gift Guide: The Best Toys for Your Child's Development As the holiday season approaches, you might be considering what to gift the children in your life. Preschoolers (children roughly ages 4-6 years old), are ready for toys with more parts...
  • Toddler Gift Guide

    The Toddler Gift Guide: The Best Toys for Your Child's Development As the holiday season approaches, you might be considering what to gift the children in your life. When it comes to toddlers (children roughly ages 1-3 years old), simple is better!...
  • 2020 Ultimate Gift Guide

    The Ultimate Children's Gift Guide: The Best (and most fun) Toys for Child DevelopmentAs Chosen by Occupational Therapists Gifts for Toddlers Gifts for Preschoolers Gifts for Early Elementary School Age Gifts for Late Elementary School Age Sensory Gifts Big Ticket Items ($35+) Did we leave out your child's...
  • Pre-Writing Skills

    Did you know there’s a specific developmental sequence to learning how to draw and write? Before kids can pick up a crayon to write their ABCs and 123s, they need to achieve the “pre-writing skills” of drawing certain lines...