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Bring Sensory Play To Your Easter Egg Hunt

Bring Sensory Play To Your Easter Egg Hunt
  Easter is here and the egg hunt is on! Easter usually means chocolate eggs and marshmallow bunnies, but if you're concerned about your child's s...

8 Ways Sensory Play Can Benefit Children With Autism

8 Ways Sensory Play Can Benefit Children With Autism
  April is Autism Awareness Month, a month to accept, understand, and celebrate neurodiversity and advocate for the rights of those diagnosed w...

The Benefits of Parallel Play

The Benefits of Parallel Play
Play is so important, as it helps children learn while having fun and allows them to learn at their own pace. But there are different types of pla...

Year Of The Tiger Craft

Year Of The Tiger Craft
     This Lunar New Year 2022 begins on February 1, 2022! And, the Chinese zodiac animal to represent 2022 is the tiger, making this super fun t...

6 Strategies To Teach Your Child Turn-Taking

6 Strategies To Teach Your Child Turn-Taking
Taking turns is a huge childhood accomplishment in interacting and socializing with others. Arguably one of the biggest accomplishments. The abili...

Melting Coloured Ice Sensory Activity

Melting Coloured Ice Sensory Activity
This ice-melting sensory activity will feel super cool with the contrast of cold ice and warm water. Watching the colours melt into the warm water...

Festive Fine Motor Pinecone Pom Pom Trees

Festive Fine Motor Pinecone Pom Pom Trees
  These Festive Fine Motor Pinecone Pom Pom Trees (say that fast, 10 times!) are a super-easy, super-fun holiday craft for children to create cute...

10 Characteristics Of Play

10 Characteristics Of Play
On the surface, play may just seem like, well, play - playing and having fun. But play is so much more than simply having fun. Playing actually pla...

What Is Play & Why Does It Matter?

What Is Play & Why Does It Matter?
  Some may argue that play doesn’t need to be defined, explained, or studied – people recognize play when they see it. Play is often seen as the o...

3 Jingle Bells Sensory Activities

3 Jingle Bells Sensory Activities
  Bells are an awesome tool for sensory stimulation - they’re shiny, smooth, and pleasant to the ears. Plus, the holidays are just around the corn...

Get A JUMPstart On Your Toddler's Motor Skills With Jumping!

Get A JUMPstart On Your Toddler's Motor Skills With Jumping!
Did you know that jumping is an important gross motor developmental milestone for your toddler? Jumping starts at around 16-18 months of age and su...

6 Ways Sensory Play Can Help Your Child's Development

6 Ways Sensory Play Can Help Your Child's Development
  Eight-month-old Lisa holds a wooden rattle in her hands. She feels the smooth round edges of the wood and, as she turns it over, she feels the ...