With busy schedules it becomes more and more difficult to manage our lives, including finding healthy feeding options for our kids to enjoy.(more…)
With summer here, children need ways to stay engaged, and parents want to ensure they’re still helping their child progress and develop! That’s why we’ve highlighted five tips to help parents choose toys that will stimulate their children’s imagination and improve their development. Naturally, select toys that do more than one thing! If you’re on a budget for summer trips, search for toys that can be used multiple times in many ways. (more…)
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children are getting an average of 7 hours per day of screen time, from television and computers to phones and game consoles. Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommends avoiding digital media use in children younger than 18 to 24 months?
Nowadays, it’s rare Not to see a person staring at his or her phone while waiting or hanging around for something else to start.
Today, waiting, relaxing, and unwinding equates to watching a phone, a tablet or television. The art of waiting without some form of technology is a thing of the past since we are constantly plugged in and stimulated. (more…)
How does your child/children feel when their sibling gets speech and language therapy and they don’t? Do your other children ever feel left out? (more…)
Who says playing can’t be educational? Grab your cars and let’s play! Busy parents and speech-language pathologists can utilize a single toy for multiple functions and skills during the day! Sometimes a great, easy way to help your child develop language is to find a toy or book and use it regularly. Today’s topic is cars! I bet everyone has several of them somewhere in your office or at home! (more…)
As we continue to look at ways to develop and support positive interactions with children, we need to fist consider what things our kids need. Naturally, we have talked about some things they don’t need, like lectures, negative feedback and inconsistencies. So, what are ways we can encourage positive behavioral responses?
We’re in the thick of it, it’s the holiday season! From Halloween until about Valentine’s Day, we’ll be in a revolving door of autumn and winter holidays, and you know what that means—your favorite candies and desserts!
I know what you’re thinking, so what’s the activity and what does candy have to do with it?
Well you’re in luck, it’s not just one activity it’s three that you can rotate and play throughout these colder months that will undoubtedly have an amazing impact on your child’s progress as you play together. (more…)
How do your children spend their downtime? Well-chosen activities can do more than entertain
your kids. Hobbies can provide fun for your youngsters while also helping them to learn and
grow. Here are some great options to consider that won’t break the bank. (more…)
Contributed by Jenny Wise
As a parent, keeping your kids safe is your top priority, especially in your own yard. If you’re a
parent of a child on the autism spectrum, you have some extra concerns to think about. Luckily,
there are some simple ways to keep your backyard safe, fun, and accessible for children on the
spectrum. Follow these steps to keep your whole family safe.
Whether school is in session or you’re prepping in the summer festivities, making lunches for your child to take to school, summer camp or any of their daily programs will always be that after-dinner activity that nags at you. After a long day, it’s easy for making lunch to slip your mind and become a de facto part of your morning routine.