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April 27, 2019

What is more fun for kids than making a good old-fashioned mud pie? It is priceless! Now that Spring is here, it feels AMAZING to stretch out our legs, get some Vitamin D and YES play in the dirt! Whether you have kids or furry friends running around your yard, that di...

September 26, 2017

Hi all!

I hope you are enjoying (surviving?) back to school time!  In this post I want to discuss a topic that is near and dear to my heart- keeping kids a healthy weight.  Prior to my time as an In-Store Nutritionist for Giant, I worked in the oldest and largest pediat...

August 14, 2017

What is a Sensory Garden?

A sensory garden is an outdoor space that allows for people of all abilities to enjoy exploring all of their senses with plant and nature-based activities. Often sensory gardens will include movement activities for children like the Enchanted G...

August 8, 2017

Read this Scary Mommy post about one mom's sensory toolkit that she takes for her child on vacation and how she uses it: here

 

August 7, 2017

Magical Gardens for the Blind, Deaf, and Disabled via @thedailybeast features a school in Montgomery County that offers a greenhouse and sensory garden for students attending the school and it goes beyond the 5 senses you are thinking of. Read the article to learn more...

August 7, 2017

For adults and children alike, sometimes we all need a major TIME OUT. Whether just to take a breath, get some clarity or just plain calm down: we all need it. Time outs remind us to practice mindfulness and take a step back from the situation to bring ourselves back i...

July 12, 2017

For many families, mealtime can be a source of stress and frustration rather than a time to unwind and share each other's company. For children that are very selective about the foods they eat, this could be for a variety of reasons. In order to find the source of the...

July 6, 2017

http://health.usnews.com/health-care/patient-advice/articles/2017-05-24/what-methods-can-adhd-kids-try-to-cope-with-their-disorder

July 3, 2017

Well-known in the OT world, "How is Your Engine Running" is the key phrase in the Alert Program authored by Occupational Therapist's Williams and Schellenberger.

The Alert Program "helps children learn to recognize how they feel when their levels of alertness change th...

July 3, 2017

We all know that playing outside can be fun and rewarding for children, but what is it exactly about playing outside that helps kids develop and why is it so critical?

Research points us to the following benefits for children with or without a disability:

  • Brain devel...

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