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Nov 15, 2017
Getting dirty just for fun is one of the privileges of childhood. Climbing trees, scaling hillsides, fashioning hiding places with leaves and sticks – all of these are built into a kid’s DNA. We don’t necessarily think of these activities as a crucial part of a child’s development. But research demonstrates that regular interactions with nature contribute in many ways to learning and socialization.
Sep 15, 2017
Dealing with the aftermath of a hurricane or other traumatic event can leave a lasting impression on a child. Thankfully, children are naturally resilient and can recover with the right supports, empathy and empowerment. We share 5 tips to help turn a traumatic event into a lesson on compassion.
Aug 23, 2017
The word 'play' can bring up the image of a large variety of activities. Each stage of playing, learning and discovering has a purpose in a child's development. It's important to be aware that there are different ways to "play" and have a basic understanding of where your child is at in their development.
Apr 18, 2017
This April, not only are we celebrating Occupational Therapy Month, but we also mark the centennial celebration of the occupational therapy profession. This month, as you begin tackling "spring cleaning" around the house, we encourage you to involve your child in these daily jobs to enhance their development.