What is a NooK? A NooK is a modular sofa designed to be played with! The NooK can be used to foster the imagination of children while developing their gross motor skills, construction play skills and executive functioning skills. The NooK is made up of 10 individual pieces which can be moved and balanced to… Continue Reading»
School takes up quite a big portion of the day and plays such a big part in the lives of children and their families. Sometimes, it can be difficult to fit in other activities and to encourage interaction with our surroundings outside of technology before and after school, however, engaging with our environment and taking… Continue Reading»
Learning to tie your shoelaces is a significantly challenging task in life, however it is a self-care task that can bring a great sense of independence and achievement for your child. Tying shoelaces is a complex task that involves many different skills. Some of these include fine motor strength, finger isolation, bilateral coordination, attention, concentration,… Continue Reading»
Cutting skills are very important for a child’s fine motor skill development and often start at a young age. Cutting skills are quite complex and it takes time and practice for children to develop and master this skill. Using scissors correctly helps to: Build hand and finger strength Develop skills for fingers to work together… Continue Reading»
Think of the human body like a tree! Just like a tree needs a strong trunk to hold it’s branches up, the human body needs a strong core to participate in activities.
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!