3 Tummy Time Tips for Your Baby

From the minute your child is born “BACK IS BEST” is tattooed onto your brain. We are so fearful to reposition our baby on their belly that we forget how important supervised tummy time is to their motor development.

Super Stylish Shoe Guide for Kids Who Wear Orthotics

Parents with children who wear special orthotics can relate to the dreaded task of putting on their child’s shoes. From placing orthotics properly on your child’s foot, to making sure their foot is far enough in the shoe for appropriate fit, the typical task of putting on shoes becomes a work out!

YouTube: An Effective Tool for Increasing Social Competence in Middle Schoolers

The social pressure cooker that is middle school can be a challenging time for both parents and students. For students with delayed social skills, it can be even more difficult to keep up with the ever changing social landscape. To boot, things like social media and cell phones increasingly compete for their attention. So, for those socially impacted kids, the …

A Super Effective Reading Strategy to Engage Children While Reading

Reading with your child just 15 minutes a day can have a positive life-long impact on learning.   Getting your little one engaged is more meaningful than how many books you read in that short amount of time because quality is more important than quantity. There are many reading strategies to engage small children and one of the easiest to remember …

The Secret Sensory System: Is it Impacting Your Child?

The sensory system is something that we are all familiar with. Typically, when the sensory system is mentioned the first things that spring into your mind are some of your favorite things like the smell of the holidays, the sight of a sunset, the taste of a warm cookie, the sound of the ocean, and the touch of your comfiest blanket …

Crafty Christmas Tree

Supplies Needed: Green card stock or construction paper Gold Star Sequins Yarn/string Glue Child safety scissors Hole punch Marker Step 1: Draw 3 varying sizes of triangles on the green paper. You will need one big, one medium and one large triangle. Depending on your child’s age and ability, you can either have them trace, copy, or draw the triangles …

How to: Help Your Child Overcome Plateaus and Ruts

Does it seem like your child is in a rut? Are they suddenly struggling with completing tasks? Learning new tasks? Or overcoming challenges? Meeting new milestones? Changing a few simple things about your daily routine and outlook can make a big difference in helping your child succeed. 

Our Best Resources for Introducing Yoga to Your Child

Like adults, children have difficulty managing stressors that they encounter.  These can include fitting in with peers, school work, and extra curricular activities, which often become a distraction.  Yoga helps improve concentration to prepare the body for learning. It is a form of exercise that targets not only a child’s physical but mental health.  Yoga incorporates multi-step movement poses, relaxation, …

How to Make Your Child the Stair Master in 6 Steps!

For young toddlers, stairs may seem intimidating as it challenges their balance, depth perception, motor planning and strength.  Many toddlers are scared to walk up and down the stairs and prefer to crawl or receive adult support. By the age of 2, children should be walking up and down stairs with handrail support using a step to gait pattern.  They …