We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition) is an American education program designed to give parents and communities a way to help children learn to eat nutritious foods. As parents, you can do a lot to help your children learn healthy eating habits and maintain a healthy weight. Involving them in meal preparation […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Try to go to bed at the same time every night Make sure the room is dark and quiet Keep a cool and comfortable room Do relaxing things like listening to music, reading and taking a warm shower or bath Listen to calming ocean sounds or nature sounds Get exposure from the sun or bright […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Children with speech and language delays or disorders, showcase a wide variety of skills that can be nurtured and shaped to improve communication. Building their reserve language is the key to the process. The groundwork for language building strategies starts with observation and gathering more information about the child. Supporting your child’s communication begins with […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Is your child: Constantly bumping into others or objects? Uncoordinated and clumsy? Constantly chewing on a shirt/pencil? Having difficulty attending and sitting still? All of these are signs that they may be in need of additional proprioceptive input to help calm and organize their body. Heavy work activities are also called […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen‐Year‐Old Boy with Autism and Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 by Naoki Higashida. These two books were written by a young man from Japan who has a diagnosis of severe ‘non‐verbal’ autism. He learned to finger spell, and eventually to type. These books provide […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Ever wondered where to find accessible facilities and parks while touring around the city throughout the summer months? Look no further than Edmonton’s Community Facilities and Parks Accessibility Guide. A quick overview of accessible City of Edmonton play spaces can also be found below with links to directions via Google Maps: Accessible Indoor Facilities for Summer […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Here are some ideas for encouraging positive behaviours: Follow a daily routine and have a set bedtime ritual. Children feel more secure when they know what is going to happen next. Set clear specific house rules and have a family discussion about the new rules. Praise and reward your child whenever you see them engaging […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Here are four fun Spring activities to enjoy with your children over Spring Break, or on weekends: Play on the Playground Playgrounds offer excellent opportunities for peer interaction and movement that improves muscle strength, balance, and coordination. Take a Walk Walking is a great time to bond with your child while encouraging physical activity. Go […]Continue Reading... No Comments.