Self Care

HAVE A H.O.T. TODDY ON US!

WELL…..WE ARE NOT REALLY GIVING ANYTHING AWAY, EXCEPT OUR FAMILY RECIPE FOR A DELICIOUS EGG NOG. WE WANTED TO WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON. ENJOY THESE SPECIAL TIMES WITH EACH OTHER. WE HOPE THAT YOU FIND OUR WEEKLY TIPS HELPFUL & THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT IN 2016. WE PLAN ON…


Parenting

Before You Travel for the Holidays….

Here is our list of holiday travel activity ideas to make those plane, trains or automobile visits to your friends and family for the holidays a whole lot better. Travel bingo by Melissa and Doug is perfect for children ages 4-7. BINGO on the go! Choose an appropriate theme among the eight provided, slide a…


Development

H.O.T. HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2016

IT’S HERE AND WE WANT TO SHARE IT WITH YOU! HOPE YOU FIND SOME GOODIES FOR YOUR KIDDOS!   HOT-Holiday-Gift-Guide   We hope you have found this guide helpful. We wish you a happy, healthy, and FUN holiday season!  We always love feedback, ideas for blogs and events, and pictures or videos of your children…


Parenting

‘Tis the Season: 10 Holiday Activities and Ideas for Your Family

As we get closer and closer to the holiday season, here are some activities and ideas to bring love, laughter and warmth to your home and family.   One of our favorite activities to do is make gingerbread houses the easy way, using a milk carton and graham crackers.    This super simple handprint wreath…


Development

H.O.T. Holiday Gift Buying Tips

The holidays are right around the corner and it’s time to start asking the real questions. “What does my kid want for the holidays?” Well, we may not know the exact answer, but here are 5 Questions To Ask When Selecting A Toy for Your Child   Play is an important occupation for children. Through…


Fine Motor Skills

The WRITE Stuff: Encouraging Your Child to Journal

Remember when you would write in your diary as a child? You would write your most deepest thoughts with colored pencils and pens.  There was this little lock and key that you had to make sure was secure. Then came the best part…finding a place to hide it from your siblings, your parents and your…


Health

FAMILY FITNESS INSPIRATION FROM JAIME ANTON OWNER OF RECORD CHANGE FITNESS

As the weather gets colder and daylight hours get shorter, it’s easy to want to hibernate on your couch in front of the fire. It is extra important during this time of year to stay active to not only avoid the holiday weight gain, but to minimize the stress that comes with the season as…


Sensory Processing

A CHILD WHO MOVES, IS A CHILD WHO LEARNS

Research has shown that exercise, nutrition, and meaningful engagement are all part of a child’s overall success. Many parents, caregivers and educators may think that children with sensory integration difficulties would dislike or have a hard time engaging in these types of activities. Sensory integration is grounded in the idea that movement helps to develop…


Fine Motor Skills

To Give or Not To Give Homework…That is the Question

The debate over homework is a hot topic of educators, parents and children. Studies vary in their results because the amount, intent and quality of the content from city to city and state to state. You can read more here.  The positive side to homework is that it provides practice with content, concepts, and skills…


Self Regulation

HSPD: Exploring the Similarities and Differences Between High Sensitivity and Sensory Processing Disorder

Melissa and Jill are so excited to announce their new book,    HSPD: Exploring the Differences and Similarities Between High Sensitivity and Sensory Processing Disorder    will be available in November 2016! This weekend Melissa and Jill are presenting “Shedding Light on Confusion: High Sensitivity and Sensory Processing” at the Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado’s…


The best piece about working with Jill was the collaboration we could have. It was so powerful to talk with someone who understands my kid. We immediately connected and I completely trusted her.

— Kim, Lakewood, Mom of Jack (age 6)