June 17, 2020

Parenting is hard. There is no one right way to be a parent. 

Many parents come into OT sessions and state that they tried to implement a strategy at home but just didn’t have the time or energy and you know what? THAT’S OKAY! 

If we tell children to just try their best...

June 17, 2020

COPY AND ADD

Such an easy language strategy to use to expand children's language skills. 

How to do it?
Repeat what they said and add another word on
- If they say one word, you say two
- If they say two, you add a third etc

I always focus on adding KEY WORDS (the words t...

June 17, 2020

When you are creating the best self-care and mental wellbeing strategies for your kids - make sure you are role-modelling and using them yourself <3

June 17, 2020

“Craftfulness” - crafty healing

“Craftfulness” is a term created by Rosemary Davidson and Arzu Tahsin (2018) that pairs mindfulness alongside craft-making to ‘achieve moments of calm’ and ‘mend yourself by making things’. Davidson and Tahsin in their book explore mindfu...

June 17, 2020

One of the senses that not many people are aware of! 

Interoception – one of the senses that provides our brain with feedback about how we’re feeling on the inside. Receptors for this sense are found in our organs to tell us when we feel hungry, too nervous or too hot. 

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June 17, 2020

Vocabulary milestones:


As we all know, every child is different when it comes to communicative development- but here are rough approximations for vocabulary development at different ages. 

Vocabulary development is a process by which people acquire words which shift fro...

June 17, 2020

Fun Exercises to do at home! 

Bring the zoo into the home 😀 Give these animal walks a try with your little one. It helps with developing gross motor skills, core strength and it’s loads of fun! 

As OTs we use these animal walks in session to help the child dev...

June 17, 2020

Found objects in art therapy

One of the directives we have been exploring at Kids Inspired is asking the kids to bring a memento or object that is important to them to their art therapy sessions. ‘Found objects’ can be any everyday objects that we either find around the...

June 17, 2020

Nature provides health benefits that are truly impossible to replicate in an indoor environment! 

There are endless sensory, motor and regulatory experiences to discover outdoors.


🌱 We can explore what it feels like to roll around in the grass or work out how to use ou...

June 17, 2020

Attention Parents:

In this day and age, with both parents working full time, it may seem hard to find time to sit with your child and engage in meaningful language and learning - but is does not have to be! Here are some quick tips for enriching your child's literacy an...

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