Month: April 2018

Teaching a Child How to Dress and Undress Themselves

By 12 months, your child should be able to pull shoes off, assist with putting shirt on, and take hat on/off. By 22 months, your child should be able to zip and unzip a large zipper. By 24 months, your child should be able to remove an unfastened shirt. By 26 months, your child should be able to unbutton large...

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ABC Pediatric Therapy Girl fine tunning eating motor skills

A Sensory Approach to Feeding

Did you know by 3 your child’s diet should typically consist of a variety foods with various textures, sights, temperatures, colors and consistencies? If your child is not eating a variety of fruits, vegetables, meats, and mixed foods (such as mac and cheese or spaghetti), then your child may be a picky eater. Before addressing feeding, make sure you child’s...

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How to Encourage Your Child to Eat a Variety of Food

In order to learn about the world around them, children need to experience a variety of environments and situations. They need to be able to move, explore, climb, play, learn, and rest. In order to do all of these things as efficiently as possible, children need a varied diet full of nutrients. Without these critical nutrients, children may not have...

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Health and Social Impact of a Picky Eater

Mealtimes and food are such an important part of our society and culture. We eat together as families, we go out to restaurants with friends, and we bring appetizers and snacks to gatherings for all to enjoy. A significant amount of our social lives and family routines revolves in part around food. For families with children who are picky eaters,...

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