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10 sensory toys you can make at home!

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Louise Lavery is a content writer and the online content manager for Families Magazine & Families Online – a resource for parents with children aged 0-13. Families Magazine is the Clever Resource for Thinking Parents. 10 sensory toys you can make at home! Beautiful, engaging sensory toys for your child don’t have to break the

Mar 30, 2017 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments

Cutting Edge Dental Tool Inadvertently Helps Kids With Autism

When the mother of Mr 11 took him to the dentist, the answer was always the same – if he didn’t do something to improve his dental hygiene, he risked losing multiple teeth. Mr 11 (who wishes to remain anonymous) has moderate autism which results in a big aversion to oral care. His mother faces

Jul 25, 2016 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments

What is occupational therapy?

An interview with occupational therapist, Siddhi Rawat: WHAT IS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AND HOW DOES IT HELP? Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well being through ‘occupation’. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in preferred activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome

May 17, 2016 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments

Learning to write your name: Pre-school Name Activities and Tip

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Learning to write your name: Fun activities and tips by Krystal Warburton, from Sweet Elephants (retailers of exceptional educational games for kids) Learning to write your name deepens ones sense of identity and kids naturally love to learn how to write and spell their names. So, how do we jump aboard their enthusiasm train to help them? Firstly,

Jan 14, 2016 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments

The Cool Cats CLEVER Club

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The Cool Cats CLEVER Club is a pre-prep and early years program for 4 – 6 year olds to help with literacy, numeracy, fine motor skills (including handwriting) and other skills necessary for a great start to the school year. The program aims to: Improve confidence Develop age appropriate attention and concentration skills Learn how to sit

Nov 19, 2015 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments

The Cool Cats Christmas Club 2015

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  The Cool Cats Christmas Club is a week-long group therapy program for children aged 4 – 7 years. The program aims to support social and emotional development, language and communication skills, attention and concentration, executive functioning, motor skills and more. The Christmas break is very long for young children, and this program aims to

Nov 19, 2015 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments

Kids with sensory issues: Tips on haircuts

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GUEST POST by Paula Schaumberg. You can only avoid getting your child’s hair cut for so long. Eventually though, it won’t be pretty! In fact it could become messy, oily, knotty, dry or unhealthy. You might also have a special occasion coming up like a wedding or family photo shoot, and want your child to

Nov 13, 2015 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments

Kids with Sensory Issues: Tips on Haircuts

Guest post by Paula Schaumberg You can only avoid getting your child’s hair cut for so long. Eventually though, it won’t be pretty! In fact it could become messy, oily, knotty, dry or unhealthy. You might also have a special occasion coming up like a wedding or family photo shoot, and want your child to

Nov 13, 2015 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments

Kids Chairs. How to select the best one for your child.

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Guest post.  Kids Chairs. Your child is growing and now at the age where they are sitting to draw, play and possibly starting to write. You are thinking that it would be valuable for their health to invest in a chair that supports their physical needs and their learning goals. Like most parents you are also looking for

Jul 20, 2015 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments

Getting the most out of your therapist

Engaging a therapist can be a hugely overwhelming experience for families. You’ve identified a need, or have been referred by a trusted professional, but the process involved in actually engaging a therapist can be quite daunting. There are many important things to consider, such as: 1. What are the therapist’s qualifications and training specific to my child’s needs?

Jul 11, 2015 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments
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