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Best Outdoor Toys for Winter

For Christmas this year, I want gifts that will inspire children to play outdoors more regularly. In this cold NH weather, it’s easy to fall into this routine of getting off the bus, warming up a cup of hot cocoa, and curling up to something on TV. I think I need to make a New […]

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Outdoor Gear Recommendations for Kids From An Occupational Therapist

It’s incredibly important for kids to play outside, even in the winter. That’s why I’m here with my outdoor gear recommendations for kids. So much value lies in unstructured outdoor play. Experts recommend three hours of outdoor play per day but that can be so hard for us here in New England. For one, it’s freezing and for […]

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Hand Preference – Left or Right?

Do you have a good sense of your child’s hand preference? I am a pediatric occupational therapist, and this is a common conversation that I have with parents. While hand dominance is hereditary, its not a given. Science tells us that hand dominance is only about 24% heritable. Both my husband and I are right-handed, […]

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