Month: November 2017

Games Across The Years

Games encourage so many skills.  Socially games can encourage turn taking, patience to wait your turn, understanding of directions and so much more. The below games are just a few examples of games that can improve visual motor skills, hand eye coordination, and balance. Matching pictures, turn taking and memory skills are encouraged in the Memory and Go Fish game....

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Toys Across the Ages

There are toys that last across the ages.  No age defines these toys but they are loved by the young and the old. I bet every child had a slinky.  Some were metal, some were plastic.  Some were big and some were small.  All were fun!  Figuring out how to get a slinky to slink all the way down the...

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Musical Toys Enhance Child Development

Music is a great way to enhance child development.  Research has proven that children who play a musical instrument do better in math.  However, for the point of this blog, I am introducing music as a developmentally sensory experience. Musical instruments teach cause and effect, fine motor coordination, breath strength and control to name a few skills. A drum set...

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Sensory Focused Toys

Most children love to seek out sensory feedback from their environment.  For those that do not, we want to challenge them to experiment with sensory activities to the extent that sensory information will not be a barrier for them in life. Some children have trouble focusing in school due to distracting sensory information – doors closing, chairs scraping along the...

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Christmas Ideas For The Older Child With Special Needs

After about the age of 5, buying toys for children with special needs can get challenging.  We want to help!  As a physical therapist and the CEO of ABC, I am super passionate about children in general.  I want each to succeed and toys help them to do that. I have an 11 year old niece who has Angelman’s Syndrome. ...

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Developmental Checklist

Is your child meeting their developmental milestones?