Sleep Cycles

Sleep is critical for children and needs to be a priority for parents. Each baby needs to establish a sleep-wake cycle. This cycle gets regulated by light and dark but the rhythm takes time to develop. When the schedule is still developing, or is not regulated, it...

Why Will My Child Not Eat?

It can be very hard when a child will not eat the food that is made for them. How can we get the child to eat when the child refuses to touch the food? At this point, we should look at what might be happening with the child. Texture aversions are very common with...

Pretend Play

What is pretend play? Pretend play is any type of play where the child acts out real-world scenarios. It ranges from using play food to dolls and dress up. It lets the child use his/her imagination to create situations that he/she will come across at some point in...

Make Time for Tummy Time

Tummy time is very important for infants and children who haven’t yet learned to crawl. Laying on their tummy encourages the baby to hold their head up to look around. Tummy time not only strengthens neck muscles, but also creates the curve in the cervical spine....

Children in the Great Outdoors

One of the most important occupations for children is play. Play in children helps them to develop many different skills from physical skills, to emotional skills. Playing outside provides different ways of learning skills than just playing inside. For example, the...

Developing Pre-Literacy Skills

By Lane Mott, MS, CF-SLP Developing pre-literacy skills is an integral component to language development and later academic success. Sitting down and enjoying a book with your child can provide opportunities to teach important life lessons, improve language abilities,...

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