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11 Awesome Advent Calendars for Families

Counting down the days until Christmas is an exciting tradition, especially if there are young children around. The lead up to Christmas is such a joyous time for little ones and an advent calendar always makes anticipation and excitement grow. Now, I have to say, there are exponentially more options in the advent calendar market […]

How to Have A Fabulous Summer with Kids without Losing Your Mind

The countdown is on. Only a few more days until the official start of summer holidays. Children are excited. Adults are excited. I mean who does love the relaxed summer days? The opportunity to get together with friends and family, the sounds of children playing, and the cooling taste of a frozen on a warm […]

14 Family Valentine’s Day Activities

It is Valentine’s Day this Wednesday! What a wonderful opportunity to develop fine motor skills with your child. Need some inspiration? Check out our list of 14 fun, engaging Valentine’s Day Activities to Develop Fine Motor Activities. If you have some additional favourites, we would love to hear about them. Please write your favourite Valentine’s […]

Top 10 OT Recommended Tips for Coping with Back to School Anxiety

After New Year’s Day, many children and adults start to countdown the return to school and work. For many individuals, this results in escalating anxiety. Such anxious feelings are normal & expected as children & teens return to school. However, for some children and youth, the transition can be stressful & disruptive for the entire […]

Move to Learn Monday: 19 Fall Movements

It’s Move to Learn Monday! This week we are enjoying the transition to fall. To celebrate, I thought it might be fun to outline 19 Fall Movement Activities for Kids (of all ages). I now have two questions for you: 1. Which of the activities pictured below do you plan to do this fall? 2. […]

Top 12 Occupational Therapy Strategies to Help Teens Get Organized in Middle and High School

It’s blog day! Last week our blog focused on strategies to support young children in Kindergarten and Grade 1. This week we fly through elementary school and focus a big topic for parents and teachers alike – Supporting Teenagers’ Organizational Skills at School. As an occupational therapist working in school, I often received referrals for […]

10 Occupational Therapy Recommendations to Support Student Success

10 Occupational Therapy Recommendations to Support Student Success in Kindergarten and Grade 1 It is back to school time again! For children entering Kindergarten and Grade 1, this can be a very exciting time as they are heading to school for the first time or transitioning to full-days. To ease these transitions and support student […]