DIR/Floor Time Play Blog

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»

COVID-19 Home Activities

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»

Tummy Time Blog

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!

Toilet Training Blog

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!

Learning Towers

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»

Games to Play with Feelings Disks

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.

What To Do In Winter?

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»

Top 5 Strategies for Managing Challenging Behaviours

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»