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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!

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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!

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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.

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Get Food Ideas Specifically For Picky Eaters!

We know why kids won’t eat, how to turn around picky eating, and what foods to give picky eaters! Get our top 9 tips and 25 Picky Eater Meal Ideas in a free printable by clicking below.

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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

Sensory Issues

Sensory issues can affect all areas of a child’s life from sensitivities to clothing to wild sensory seeking. Without understanding what sensory processing is and which sensory activities to use it can feel overwhelming helping your child calm down or regulate their sensory system. 

Kids without any diagnosis, or those that have Autism, ADHD, or anxiety can have sensory issues, or as we prefer to call them, sensory needs. Some kids with sensory issues may have Sensory Processing Disorder, as well. 

Learn about important strategies like sensory diets and sensory integration!  

10 Auditory Sensory Activities for Kids and Toddlers

Auditory sensory activities are perfect for helping kids overcome auditory processing disorders, auditory seeking and auditory sensitivities. Try these 10 activities to help with auditory sensory processing. “She is so loud! She yells and talks over me constantly.” “He has a meltdown every time he hears the hand dryer in a public restroom.” “I told him to brush his teeth and put on pajamas, and it was like the words went in one ear and out the other!” ...

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The 8 Senses Explained: Unraveling the Mystery

Learn about the 8 senses of the body that make up sensory processing, how they work, what they each do, and how the 8 senses relate to kids with sensory processing difficulties. Most of us know that there are 5 senses, we learned about them in kindergarten, but there are really 8 senses!  The other 3 aren’t known because they’re “hidden,” and by hidden I mean that you can’t see them, but they are constantly at work helping us to manage our bodies and do...

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What Parents Need to Know About Sensory Dysregulation

Learn what it looks like for your child to be in sensory dysregulation and how to help them get out of it and prevent it in the future.   Most days at school Zoey* was a handful.  Her fiery red hair would blur as she quickly ran around the room, touching everything, climbing, and often squealing.  Sometimes, she’d throw things or knock a desk over. It was a serious situation, and as adorable as this child was, the adults in her life were often...

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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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How to Break the Toe Walking Habit in Your Child

What causes sensory toe walking in children and how do you address it? Learn about toe walking sensory strategies, how it relates to sensory processing disorder, and when to be concerned.    In one of our most popular articles of all time, 10 Sensory Red Flags You Might Be Missing, I briefly talk about a sensory red flag that I frequently see as an occupational therapist: a child walking on their toes.  Toe walking sensory behavior is something that...

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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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Does Your Child Cry All the Time? This Might Be Why…

Have a toddler who cries all the time, or an older child who is always crying? Learn hidden reasons why your 1, 2, 3, or 4 year old constantly cries and how to help sensitive kids.   He was probably about 4 years old, and since he was my oldest child, he seemed so much older than my other kids. Being the oldest has some down sides, I speak from experience. Sam was standing in the middle of the living room crying. Again. I can’t remember what he was...

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The Most Awesome Smell Sensory Activities You Can Find!

Get 11 easy smell sensory activities, and learn how to help kids with smell sensitivities! Perfect for preschoolers, kindergartners, and kids with sensory issues/SPD.   This post contains affiliate links. See our full disclosure. In Boulder, Colorado is the Celestial Seasonings Tea factory where you can take a tour to see how they process and package all of their assortment of teas.  It might sound boring (unless you’re a tea enthusiast like me!)...

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23 Visual Sensory Activity Ideas for Kids

20 fun and creative visual sensory activities your child will love, plus why visual sensory processing is important, and how to help with visual sensory difficulties in kids. This post contains affiliate links. See our full disclosure.   Close your eyes and think of your most vivid memory… is it a beautiful tropical vacation you went on? The birth or first steps of your child?  The ability to recall these images so readily is because of your visual...

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