The Parish School Blog

Feb 9, 2022

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy helps people across the lifespan to participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities aka “occupations” (AOTA). The main occupations of childhood include: activities of daily living, rest and sleep, education, play, and social participation. Pediatric occupational therapists work with children of all ages and abilities to improve their independence and success within these domains.
Apr 1, 2021

Language, Literacy and Math Activities That Use Plastic Eggs

It’s springtime in Texas, which means the grass is growing, trees are budding, flowers are blooming, and stores everywhere are selling plastic eggs! These fun, brightly colored eggs offer numerous opportunities for engaging, play-based learning activities for children of all ages. Whether you celebrate Easter or not, these activities are great for all families!
Jun 24, 2020

The Meat and Potatoes of Feeding and Eating

If you’re in search of simple strategies to help your young one to eat a more varied diet, then this is for you! This one-hour virtual adult education session features Jennifer Woody, as she explores the reasons children frequently “get stuck” when it comes to food, and how to support them in trying new foods.
Mar 5, 2020

Getting Ready to Write

Handwriting readiness is one of the many important skills we look for in the early childhood years. Handwriting readiness is one of the many important skills we look for in the early childhood years. See this list of skills that early childhood professionals look for when considering whether a child is ready to write.