Grade 1 girls

Skills to develop to prepare for Grade 1

Skills to develop to prepare for Grade 1 It’s that time of the year again when school readiness tests look at which skills to develop to prepare children for Grade 1. As Occupational Therapists we are often asked by parents and teachers which developmental milestones are important for this transition.   Spend some intentional time …

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baby eating

Tips to Handle Fussy Eating in Toddlers

As Occupational Therapists we are often chatting to parents about tips to handle fussy eating in toddlers. This seems to be a common challenge for parents with little ones in this age group. Even babies who were open to trying new solids, as toddlers, can become fussy. Part of the problem is that toddlers are …

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Picnics and Parties and avoiding the meltdown

The weather is starting to change and everyone is trying to fit in some last outdoor fun activities ahead of the cold. We have been doing some reflecting on how to make the most of these times while avoiding the meltdowns that often follow afterwards with little ones. Here are some of our favourite tips: …

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The season of goodies, gifts and goodbyes

What are your teacher gift traditions?! My girls love giving their teachers flowers and chocolates at the end of each term as a way of saying thank you! They delight in picking their teacher’s FAVOURITE colour flowers or their favourite sugary treat! However, I got to thinking, if all moms did what I did, the …

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Who knew… was Granny right about Epsom Salts?

*The Magnesium Sulphate debate* I have been approached by quite a few mommies in the last few weeks for advice about Magnesium Sulphate supplements for their family. It seems like a “magic” solution to all your children’s ailments from tantrums to concentration to asthma has hit the market in the “new” Magnesium Sulphate bath crystals …

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Proprio – What?

If you have sat across from a sensory integration trained Occupational Therapist or attended one of our sensory Groovy Adventurer Programmes (GAP for short!)…or even if you have googled…you may have come across the word Proprioception and thought…Proprio…WHAT?! Proprioception refers to the way our body feels, where it is and how it moves in relation …

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Inspired by Kate Bailey

On Saturday, 20 April, Jump Leap Fly attended the Working with the Younger Child course presented by well-known Occupational Therapist, Kate Bailey. This was such an inspiring workshop as Occupational Therapists (like us) and Physiotherapists could learn from Kate who has specialised in little ones and has more than 20 years’ experience! In addition to …

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National Autism Awareness Month

In order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism, the Autism Society has been celebrating National Autism Awareness Month since the 1970s. The world recognizes April as a special opportunity for everyone to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community. Here we share an enlightening poem by …

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The World of Extra Murals

How To Know When Your Little Groovy Adventurer is Ready for the World of Extra Murals There are so many choices of group activities to introduce your little one to…especially if you are living in a big city! So how do you know if he is ready for one or more of these?! And what …

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