Mom and toddler playing with foam

Fine Motor Skills and Messy Play

Fine Motor Skills and Messy Play As Occupational Therapists we are often asked about the link between fine motor skills and “messy play”. If you have been to one of our GAP Groups, or another baby stimulation group, you would have had loads of fun exploring messy play. As a caregiver you know it’s important …

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Wikki stix and formation cards

Why OTs love wikki stix for improving fine motor skills!

How doe we OTs use wikki stix for improving fine motor skills in children? Children love new and different toys. Sometimes this is just what we need to maintain their interest in a fine motor task long enough for them to build up endurance in their little hand and finger muscles. That’s why both in …

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Finger Painting Fun with your Toddler

Getting your little one down and dirty with some non-toxic paints is not only fun, but good for their tactile sensory development.   Here is how: Create an “art area” in your kitchen, garage, outside, or even bathroom Stick the paper down so it doesn’t slip around Cover the floor with newspaper or an old …

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Time for tummy-Time!

Time for Tummy-Time!   The most important muscle development that your small baby needs to master during the early stages of development is gaining control of his head. He will move from being in a tight little ball to a more open body position as he gains some control of his body and muscles.  For …

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Smells and how they affect you and your baby!

Just as each of us has a unique personality, so too do we each have a unique sensory temperament. Some of us are extroverts and love being around others; confident and daring, while others of us are quieter and more cautious, observing the world before actively getting involved! On a sensory level, some babies, children …

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Holiday fun for everyone – Part 1 (Babies)

The holidays are about to start! We thought you might be looking for a few extra activities at this time of year to do with your little one. Here are some of our favourites with a Christmas twist! Creepers (babies who are in the stage of rolling over to creeping/leopard crawling): Pick-a-puppet – Take a …

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Camping with Groovy Adventurers

We are off on another camping trip over the long weekend and the preparations and packing have begun! Camping with little ones can seem like a daunting task, but it really can be loads of fun. If you are unsure about packing up your family and driving off into the sunset, why not try camping …

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