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outdoor gear recommendations for kids

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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Sensory Friendly Activities on the Seacoast This Fall

Fall Sensory Friendly Activities on the Seacoast

You may have seen an entertainment venue or children’s event deemed sensory friendly. This typically means that there is special care taken to accommodate the needs of individuals with autism or sensory processing disorder. Often lights are dim and sounds are muted to allow the experience be more pleasing. We are fortunate to have several […]

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Screen free after school activities

5 Screen Free After School Activities To Help Your Child Unwind

We’re back to school and into fall. This means cooler mornings, alarm clock wake-ups, packing lunches, and bus rides. I remember last year when my oldest started kindergarten. Getting adjusted to being “on” five full days per week, tolerating the bus ride both ways, eating in a lunchroom and navigating a huge school building took […]

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