Article via Psychology Today Sensations: Too Much, Too Confusing, or Not Enough? Sensory Processing Disorder appears in a variety of ways. Posted Nov 27, 2018 What is the matter with Mary Jane? She’s crying with all her might and main, And she won’t eat her dinner—rice pudding again— What is the matter with Mary Jane? A.A. Milne’s poem … Continue reading Sensory Processing Disorder
The American Academy of Pediatrics has put out a great position paper advising on the place of toys in a child's life and what types of toys are best. This point is great: Recognize that one of the most important purposes of play with toys, especially in infancy, is not educational but rather to facilitate … Continue reading Choosing toys that support healthy development
Play is so fundamental to our work here. It's the natural way for children to learn about their world. But play is equally important for adults. The importance of play for children is well documented. Now researchers are turning their attention to its possible benefits for adults. What they’re finding is that play isn’t just … Continue reading Play is important for kids…and adults!
The importance of play for children before the age of 7 should not be underestimated. Outdoor, unstructured play is particularly important for children to develop the social-emotional tools they need to navigate life successfully. In a blog post by pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom, she recounts an interview she conducted with a highly experienced preschool teacher: … Continue reading The Importance of Play