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Are There Sensory Red Flags You Could Be Missing?

 

It’s so frustrating when your child has frequent meltdowns, never stops moving, or doesn’t listen. These are all signs of sensory "issues" but there are more.  Learn more with our 21 Sensory Red Flags You Might Be Missing.

How to Teach Your Baby or Toddler to Eat Table Foods

 

It’s alarming when your baby refuses or has trouble chewing their food. They may spit it out, gag, or refuse to even try. You need a plan! How about 10 simple steps to teach your baby how to eat table foods.

Preschool Age

Learn how to help your preschool age kiddo with picky eating, sensory issues, nutrition, and fine motor skills from an occupational therapist and mom!

Why Your Doctor Might Be Wrong About Your Child’s Picky Eating…

Be wary of this dangerous advice about kids that are VERY picky eaters from your child’s doctor. Learn what signs to look for and what you can do if you aren’t getting the help you need…   I wish I could say this rarely happens.  That it’s a fluke, but in the last decade, I’ve received 100’s, maybe 1000’s, of messages from parents who tell me their kid is only eating a handful of foods and mealtimes are very...

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11 Fun Ways to Improve Your Kid’s Printing Skills

How to support your school aged child to help them print easier, neater, faster and with less frustrations and freak-outs!   When it takes an hour for your child to write one or two sentences, and you’ve used all your energy encouraging, and even bribing , and they still refuse to write! When your child has written a sentence and it is so messy and the letters are all over and completely disorganized it can be frustrating and discouraging. You and your child...

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7 Best Pencil Grips for Kids Handwriting

Help kid’s pencil grasp and handwriting with the 7 best pencil grips that are perfect for school and home. Learn which pencil grip is the best one for your kid!    Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   When I started working with kids as an occupational therapist around 2004, pencil grips weren’t being used as often as they were needed. They were hard to come by, having to order them out of specialty therapy...

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10 Easy Ideas for a Sensory Corner in the Classroom 

Create a simple sensory area or corner in the classroom with 5 easy steps and 10+ sensory tools and equipment ideas for young children through older kids.    Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   Having a sensory area in a classroom can help lots of students calm down, focus, and learn more easily.  As an occupational therapist, I’ve helped teachers set up sensory corners in their classroom or at least incorporate some...

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20 Signs a Preschooler Needs Occupational Therapy (+ FREE Screening Checklist)

Occupational therapists can help preschoolers with 7 different areas of development. Find out the 20 signs that your child might need OT in the preschool years…   How are things going at preschool?   Do you have a 3, 4 or 5 year-old at home?   Do you know if your child is ready for kindergarten? The preschool years are an especially exciting time for your child to develop many new and wonderful abilities. The years between toddler...

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7 Fun Ways to Serve Watermelon to Kids

Discover the benefits of watermelon for kids and 7 fun and easy ways to serve watermelon to kids that will have them gobbling it up!    Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   Want to get your kid interested in watermelon and have some inspiration for easy ways to serve it? You’re in the right place! Watermelon is an amazing fruit with many benefits and good reasons to include it in your kid’s diet, some that I bet...

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Genius Activities for Sensory Seeking Kids

Use sensory seeking activities to calm and organize sensory seeking behaviors in your “wild” child or toddler that seems to never stop moving. Would you describe your child as wild, rough, or dangerous?? If so, those could be signs of sensory seeking behavior. Although there are a variety of reasons a child may consistently seem to have a lot of energy or participate in extreme behaviors, sensory seeking activities can be used to help calm and focus...

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30+ Tongue Tie Signs and How to Treat Them

Tongue ties in babies and kids 101! Learn signs of tongue ties and how to treat them if they’re affecting your kids eating, speech, or more.   Frequently in my work as an occupational therapist, I’ve told parents to consider a tongue tie when their child was struggling to eat or take a bottle/breastfeed. Sometimes, what looks like picky eating, is actually the result of a tongue tie, which restricts the tongue from it’s full movement.   The problem is,...

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10 Ways to Keep Your Kid Hydrated

Learn how to help kids stay hydrated, what their water intake should be every day, best hydrations drinks for kids, and signs of dehydration in this complete guide!    Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   Ever wonder if your kid is getting enough hydration? Or, does your kid struggle to drink enough water to stay hydrated? This guide is for you. In it, you’ll find: Why staying hydrated is important for kids The average water...

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The Sensory Body Sock Complete Guide 2022

Discover when, why, and how to use sensory body socks to help kids calm and improve body awareness. Perfect for sensory seekers, check out this OT’s top picks.   Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   Have a kid that’s always bouncing off the walls? Do they love to crash into everything? Maybe they’re clumsy?  Then, a sensory body sock might be a great sensory activity to calm your child and even decrease their...

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