Creativity

Wikki Stix

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I think Wikki Stix are a paediatric occupational therapist’s best kept secret. We LOVE Wikki Stix, and so will your children. In my experience, most parents who brought a child to therapy had never heard of Wikki Stix before, but once they did, they were onto a good thing. What are Wikki Stix? They are wax covered pieces of string that […]

Activities of Daily Living

Dressing my “Ownself”

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How do children actually learn to dress themselves? If you think about it, how do we learn anything? We are taught. The people around us model for us the way to do something; they pass down knowledge, or we go out and seek the experience to learn. Children learn through modelling from their parents/caregivers and from […]

Creativity

Old-school fun

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Technology definitely has its benefits (I really do love technology) however, there is nothing like the old school pen and paper to develop fine motor skills appropriate for school. Pencil and paper learning should not be overlooked in the race to get your child ready for school, despite the influx of technology in classrooms. At […]