Navigating Sensory Meltdowns: Identifying Signs and Offering Support 

Sensory meltdowns can be overwhelming for both children and their caregivers. These intense reactions can occur when sensory input overwhelms a child’s ability to process it, leading to emotional and behavioural outbursts. In this blog, we’ll delve into the world of sensory meltdowns, how to recognise the signs, and effective strategies to provide much-needed support.  […]

6 Benefits of Rough & Tumble Play

“Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.” -Joseph Chilton Pearce Children love to play wrestling, tickling, chasing, pushing, pulling, and being bounced, swung, or lifted.  This type of play is called rough and tumble play. Rough and tumble play has been defined as physically vigorous behaviors, such as chase and […]

Occupational Therapy Red Flags

THE FOLLOWING ARE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY RED FLAGS FOR REFERRAL:  Delayed Fine Motor Skills (skills requiring use of small muscles in the hand) – has difficulty playing with age-­appropriate toys with multiple or small pieces; may have poor handwriting; may have difficulty self-­‐feeding with a utensil; has poor eye-­hand coordination Delayed Gross Motor Skills (skills requiring […]

6 Stages of Play and Why They are Important for your child’s development

Kids playing outdoor

According to Albert Einstein, “Play is the highest form of research”. We once thought play is just having fun and is mindless. But research shows that even in play children are learning. Children can not only learn about science, math and engineering through play, but they can also learn important social skills while playing. Children […]

7 Benefits of Outdoor Play

Children today spend most if not all their time indoors. They are either playing a game on their iPads or watching tv. They become less interested in playing outside, having fun with others not like we used to when we were younger. The increase in numbers of children spending a lot of time inside has […]

6 Signs You Have a Great Paediatric OT

As parents, we want to make sure that our children get the best. That does not exclude services like occupational therapy. We have compiled 6 signs to know that you have a great OT. 1. Paediatric OT lays the groundwork from the beginning. At the screening or first visit, expect more questions than answers. Your […]