The Importance of Play: Developing Social Emotional Skills

The Importance of Play: Developing Social Emotional Skills

Social and emotional skills develop overtime, but early experiences of play with family, caregivers and peers help influence the development of these skills. Occupational therapy uses play in treatments to promote peer to peer interactions through natural play activities. Play is the main activity for children. It allows them to explore, be creative, socialize and […]

Activity Idea: Cheerio Caterpillars

Activity Idea: Cheerio Caterpillars

Skill Addressed: Fine motor coordination, visual motor coordination- using the small muscles of the fingers to manipulate objects and using both hands together Instructions: First, take a big handful of cheerios out of the box and place them where the child is going to this activity. Second, take one piece of pipe cleaner or string […]

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