Get Out and Get Fit

With all of the new technology, it is not uncommon to hear that kids are spending three or more hours per day playing gaming consoles or virtual reality games, and watching tv or videos on their phones. This increase in screen time reduces a child’s physical activity level, muscular strength, and cardiorespiratory fitness level. Therefore, the child is more at …

9 Activities to Help Your Child Walk Independently

Your baby will likely take his first steps between 9 months and 16 months of age. While each child reaches this milestone on their own time, there are activities that you can do at home to help them along. Walking requires a combination of skills including balance, trunk control, hip stability, leg strength, confidence and motor planning. It’s no wonder …

6 On The Go Activities

“Are we there yet?!” or “How much longer?”  are phrases that may sound familiar when traveling or running errands with children. It can be challenging to keep kids occupied on the go, but whether you are traveling by plane, spending time in the car, or just out and about in the community, you may find these activities helpful in keeping …

Winter Speech and Language Activities Your Child Will Love

With winter soon approaching, it’s important to think about how we can, while spending time with our kids, work on increasing their speech and/or language abilities. There are many activities that we can take part in with our kids that can work on these skills all while having so much fun! Wondering what to do this upcoming holiday break, or …

5 Activities to Improve Your Child’s Posture

Do you notice that your child is always leaning against their desk/table and not sitting upright to do their homework?  Or do you notice that your child is slouched forward when walking or sitting? There are many different ways you can work on improving your child’s posture.  You may consider going to a physical therapist to help.  A physical therapist …

5 Winter Activities to Get Kids Moving!

Are your kids bored from sitting indoors all day? Do you wonder what other new and exciting activities they can do during the winter to keep them active and entertained? Here are 5 fun suggestions for your child this winter: Dance Party! Put on some of your kid’s favorite music and turn up the volume for a great dance party! …

4 Tips to Reduce Holiday Meltdowns

As parents we want the Holidays to be a fun time for our kids, but sometimes it seems almost impossible to manage their behavior around this time.  You might be wondering what is causing your child to act out. Understanding the cause of these behaviors will help you to navigate these situations around the Holidays.  When your child starts to …

Top 10 Ways to Calm Your Child When Having a Meltdown

One of the biggest challenges for many families who have a special needs child is dealing with negative behaviors and meltdowns. “What calming strategies have you found to be successful?” is often a common question. Here are the Top 10 Ways to calm a child having a meltdown: 1. Prevention is the best policy. This will become easier as you …