Preschoolers - Your Kid's Table

Starting Solid Foods

Starting solid foods with your baby can be an exciting and nerve racking time. Here you’ll find the best practices for how to spoon feed, when to introduce baby food, and how to transition to table foods. Looking for food ideas? Grab our Mega List of Foods for Babies and Toddlers below!

Top 5 Guides for Starting Solids

Child Development Skills

If you want to support and encourage kids' overall developmental skills, you’re in the right place.  You’ll find incredible guides here on core strength, fine motor skills, executive functioning skills, and lots more. Check it all out below!

Top 5 Developmental Skill Guides

School Age Kids

From preschoolers to kindergartners all the way up through the elementary school aged years, this is the place to get all the strategies targeted towards school age kids! Check out our free meal plan for kids and how to help kids fall asleep!

Nutrition

Learn more about kids nutrition, especially as it pertains to picky eaters! Find tasty recipes, portion size recommendations, and even how to teach kids about nutrition.

Top 5 Nutrition for Kids Guides

Recipes

With every one of our picky eater and family friendly recipes, you’ll find simple strategies for helping kids learn to explore and enjoy them. Check out some of our faves like potato skins, crispy green beans, or our mega list of vegetable recipes!

Sensory Issues

This is the place for ALL things sensory: sensory processing, sensory diet, sensory activities, sensory toys, and more, because as OT’s, sensory is our thing!  Get started by grabbing our printable list of 21 sensory red flags you might be missing.

Sensory Diets

A sensory diet is all about meeting your child’s sensory needs to calm, regulate, and improve focus through specific sensory diet activities. Grab our free sensory diet template and list of sensory diet activities below!

Sensory Toys

Sensory toys can be amazing for encouraging any child’s development, but it's especially helpful for regulating kids with sensory issues. Figure out which sensory toys, like fidgets or a sensory swing are best for your child below.

How to Teach Your Baby or Toddler to Eat Table Foods

As OT’s, we’ve worked with A LOT of babies and toddlers that won’t eat solids. Eating is a skill just like talking or walking, and some babies need more help. Snag our Learn to Eat Table Foods printable to get started!

Top 5 Guides to Help Babies That Won't Eat

Baby & Toddler Feeding Milestones

In the first few years of life, babies and toddlers go through a lot of different feeding milestones, from learning to chew to drinking from a straw. Here at Your Kid’s Table, you’ll find detailed guides for each of the feeding milestones. Check them out below!

Feeding Therapy

Here you will find all sorts of resources about feeding therapy, including feeding therapy strategies like food chaining. To get a printable of 20+ feeding therapy ideas and oral motor exercises, click below!

Top 5 Feeding Therapy Guides

Occupational Therapy

Our team is all occupational therapists, so here you will find incredible resources for and about pediatric occupational therapy. Some of our top picks to check out are spatial awareness activities, primitive reflex testing, and sensory integration!

Teens

We have eating and sensory strategies for teens too, and you can find them all here. Let us know if there’s a topic you’d like to see covered for teens!

Top 5 Guides For Teens

Strategies

Get the help you need with our library of strategies to help kids progress in their development or overcome a challenge. Check out our specialties: sensory, picky eating, and babies learning to eat.

Preschoolers

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

3 Signs it’s a Sensory Meltdown, Not a Tantrum

Is your child having a sensory meltdown or a tantrum? Learn exactly how to tell the difference between a sensory meltdown vs. tantrum and how to help your child’s sensory processing when they are having a sensory overload meltdown.   As Sarah lifted her son into the shopping cart she thought… Maybe it wouldn’t happen this time. I’ll be really quick, and besides, I don’t have a choice, I have to get milk and cough syrup. But as soon as...

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8 Sensory Seeking Activities to Calm a Wild Child

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 on a regular basis? 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 help calm and...

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The Parent’s Guide to Sensory Processing Issues

Sensory processing is a critical part of every child’s development, but some kids have sensory processing issues that can impact every area of their life. Find out exactly what sensory processing is and when to be concerned about sensory issues.   Have you been hearing the term sensory processing and wondering what it is? Most people have no idea what sensory processing is, but it’s something that every human being relies on every single hour of...

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Natural Weight Gain Smoothie Recipe for Kids

Worried about your child’s weight? Try this easy healthy high calorie weight gain smoothie recipe that’s specifically designed for  toddlers and kids. Help picky eaters to gain weight! Affiliate links used below.  Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   There are two big worries parents often have when they’ve got a kid that’s a picky eater… One, are they getting all the nutrients they need? Two, are they...

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33 Easy Gross Motor Activities for Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Kids!

Your kids will love these gross motor skill activities, for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarten or school aged. Plus, benefits of gross motor activities. Tons of ideas to try for large motor! Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   Take even a short look at the kinds of things the average kid is into, and you will quickly see how important physical movement and physical activities are for development.  Playgrounds, climbing, running,...

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Occupational therapy for Autism: How Does it Help?

Occupational therapy for Autism is often recommended when a child is first diagnosed. Learn how OT can help your child with autism and what to expect!   An autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis can come with a lot of unknowns and might even feel overwhelming when your doctor recommends interventions like occupational therapy, behavioral therapy (ABA), speech therapy, physical therapy or others.  The good news is that the number of resources for autism...

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Incredible Sensory Friendly Clothing for Kids and Adults

Sensory clothing sensitivities can make getting dressed stressful for kids and adults. Find sensory friendly clothing for all types of tactile sensitivities, for kids and adults!   Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure. For many people, getting dressed each day is a mindless part of the morning routine with little thought or concern except for what type of weather to dress for.  But if you’ve got a sensory kid, or have sensory sensitivities...

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40+ Easy Sensory Obstacle Course Ideas for Kids

Obstacle course ideas for all ages, indoors or outdoors with little to no prep. Plus learn obstacle course benefits and get a list of activities to make your own!    Climbing, crashing, swinging, crawling… There’s a reason most kids love movements like these from a young age and will actively seek them out.  You can combine all these activities by setting up an easy, low prep obstacle course! As an occupational therapist and mom it is one of...

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Potty Training and Toilet Problems in Kids with Sensory Issues

The best strategies for potty training and toilet problems for kids with sensory issues, SPD, ADHD, and ASD. Help for refusing to go, withholding, frequent accidents and more! Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure. Was she losing her mind? Surely potty training isn’t that complicated. All of her friend’s kids seemed to have no more than the usual amount of trouble getting their kids potty trained.  Her daughter was now 4 and had...

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Three Things I Wish My Parents Had Known, From an Autistic Adult

An Autistic adult, that was once an autistic girl, offers 3 things she wishes her parents knew on how to support kids with sensory issues as they grow and change. As occupational therapists, at Your Kid’s Table we know that development happens across the lifespan, and that sensory kids grow into sensory adults. And, that sensory processing affects ALL people in different ways, from infancy to adulthood.  People with Autism are more likely to show sensory...

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Get inspired, plan your meals, or just copy the done for you meal ideas with this awesome printable for toddlers and babies!

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