Tips for playing with your kids who are 5 and under based on the DIR/Floor Time Model Follow your child’s lead This is the best starting place for interacting with your kids! Following your child’s lead gives you insight into your child’s interests, what brings them joy and what is meaningful to them. If we… Continue Reading»
DIY Indoor Activity Walk Winter is fast approaching, but just because the rain and cold is keeping us inside, it doesn’t mean we can’t keep moving! Here is a list of components for creating an activity walk inside your own house! Feel free to chose as many or few as you like, based on how… Continue Reading»
We understand that this can be a very difficult time for many families, so our therapists have put together some tips and tricks to help you and your family keep a daily routine through COVID-19.
Tummy Time is incredibly beneficial for your little ones! Michelle, one of our OT’s has put together this summary on Tummy Time with some tips and tricks on how to embed this into your everyday routine!
A few of our very talented therapists have worked together to create this blog with 10 tips and tricks to aid in the toilet training process!
What are Learning Towers? Learning towers are simple pieces of furniture that are designed to support children in their independence, and provide access to spaces and environments that they may have been previously unable to access. Some are adjustable to be transformed into tables, and others adaptable as your child grows. These are very safe… Continue Reading»
Are you looking for some new creative ways to engage your child in conversations about emotions? Here are 10 fun game ideas created by our therapists using feelings disks. The feelings disks can be purchased here.
Winter can be a hard time to stay active! Outside can be cold and wet, making it a tough time to keep engaged in sports and other gross motor activities. Below are 15 activities that you can do with your child to help develop their coordination, balance and other gross-motor skills, whilst giving an opportunity… Continue Reading»
Occupational Therapists at Building Blocks Therapy work with children and their families, kindergarten staff, school staff and other therapists to manage challenging behaviours. A challenging behaviour is any unpleasant behaviour that is socially, culturally or environmentally not appropriate. This can include hitting, screaming, biting, pinching, thrusting, spitting, slapping, kicking, swearing and absconding. The following 5… Continue Reading»
Eating is a big part of everyday life – we need food for energy, to keep our bodies going throughout the day, as well as for nutrients, vitamins and minerals to keep our bodies healthy and strong! It is not always easy to maintain balance in our diets and to eat what is expected of… Continue Reading»