Category: Child Development


Gift Suggestions for the Sensory Avoiding Child


While working as a pediatric occupational therapist, I would always get the same question around this time of year: "What should I get my kid for Christmas?" The parents wanted suggestions for fun toys that would help their child make progress toward their goals. There are so many toys out...

Gift Suggestions for the Child with Low Vision


While working as a pediatric occupational therapist, I would always get the same question around this time of year: "What should I get my kid for Christmas?" The parents wanted suggestions for fun toys that would help their child make progress toward their goals. There are so many toys out...

Gift Suggestions for Fine Motor Improvement


While working as a pediatric occupational therapist, I would always get the same question around this time of year: "What should I get my kid for Christmas?" The parents wanted suggestions for fun toys that would help their child make progress toward their goals. There are so many toys out...

Gift Suggestions for Imaginative Play and Language Development


While working as a pediatric occupational therapist, I would always get the same question around this time of year: "What should I get my kid for Christmas?" The parents wanted suggestions for fun toys that would help their child make progress toward their goals. There are so many toys out...

Gift Suggestions for the Sensory Seeking Child


While working as a pediatric occupational therapist, I would always get the same question around this time of year: "What should I get my kid for Christmas?" The parents wanted suggestions for fun toys that would help their child make progress toward their goals. There are so many toys out...

The Teal Pumpkin Project


Halloween is less than a week away, and if you're like me, you're about to buy Halloween candy for the third time. . . The first time I buy it is when the stores first put it out (Oooh! It's on sale, I'd better stock up for the trick or...

There Are Only Ten Muffins


My daughter loves to bake. My husband has figured out that if he wants cookies, he just needs to mention it to Roo, and she will ask me if she can help me make chocolate chip cookies. I am a total sucker for baking with her, so I agree. Plus,...

The Multi-Project Pumpkin: Part 5 of 5!


I want to go ahead and share the last installment of my project series! My goal with this progression of activities was to provide fun, simple ideas for fall projects using the same pumpkin over and over with supplies you might already own! They are great activities for parents to...

The Multi-Pumpkin Project: Part 4 of 5


How are your little pumpkins doing? We have washed them, stickered them, and googly-eyed them. Now we get to move on to my daughter's favorite craft activity, which is coincidentally the messiest of the craft activities. . . PAINT! Mentioning paint may strike fear into your housecleaning heart. Just try to prepare the area for the...

Our Library


Certain places just feel as comfortable for you and your kids as a friend's home. For some, it's their kid's daycare or preschool. For us, it's our local library. It's the same library where I listened to my grandmother lead story time. I borrowed the very same copies of "The...
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