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Best Preschool Toys for Your Christmas List – Recommendations from a Pediatric Occupational Therapist

I am a pediatric occupational therapist. What that means is I help to facilitate a child’s occupation: to play. Isn’t that amazing? A child’s job is literally to play. When you break down “play”, there are lots of skills that go into it. The skills I help my clients develop are gross and fine motor in […]

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The Polar Express: Dos and Dont’s of Holiday-Themed Trains

The holiday season is a magical time for children everywhere. “The Polar Express” story, written by Chris Van Allsburg, turned this legendary Christmas railroad into a household name. The mystical holiday train is especially popular among people under four feet tall.  In New England, your family can take ride on the magical (and surprisingly authentic) […]

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Halloween Scares for the Sensory Sensitive

Fight, Flight, and Fright; Halloween for the Sensory Sensitive Child

Halloween night truly awakens the senses; the cool, crisp air hitting your face and the sound of the leaves crunching underfoot thundering in your ears. The streetlamp ahead flickers as it struggles to light your way. In the distance, a dog barks at the unexpected creatures passing by. A swarm of smells tickles your nostrils; […]

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Thinking Outside The Gift Box: Birthday Present Ideas For Your Next Kids Party

A significant amount of your time raising children includes hitting the kids’ birthday party circuit HARD.  While you may be on top of your own child’s flavor of the month in toy trends, superhero stars, and cuddly characters, it’s not always easy to keep up with the current obsession of each of their playmates. There’s […]

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