Holiday Messy Play & Feeding Fun
Skills 4 Life | Boulder Pediatric Occupational Therapy
by Dani42
3M ago
Happy November, everyone! With Thanksgiving arriving this month, what better time to talk about all things FOOD. It’s the time of year to celebrate the season and holidays by preparing food, eating food, and then preparing even more food! It’s a happy time for some, but being around new foods, sights, and smells may be stressful for others. We’ve compiled a list from some of our past blogs and social media posts with information on feeding challenges as well as fun ideas to engage with food to increase your child’s tolerance of foods.  Messy Play Is The Way Does the word “messy” make you ..read more
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OT is great!
Skills 4 Life | Boulder Pediatric Occupational Therapy
by Dani42
3M ago
OT is the best thing ever, everyone should get it ..read more
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Our Favorite Ways to Practice Handwriting
Skills 4 Life | Boulder Pediatric Occupational Therapy
by Jessica Thill
1y ago
With the majority of students completing at least part of this past school year online, we have seen and heard from a large number of students saying they have hardly had to write anything with a pencil this year. As a result, students are struggling to maintain their handwriting skills. Incorporating a few handwriting activities each week into your child’s routine could have a huge payoff when it comes time to return to school this fall. So get some inspiration from our list of favorites! The post Our Favorite Ways to Practice Handwriting appeared first on Skills 4 Life Pediatric Occupational ..read more
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Song Play & Early Development
Skills 4 Life | Boulder Pediatric Occupational Therapy
by Jessica Thill
1y ago
Four Reasons for Using Song Play with Children Whether you’re more of a “5 Little Monkeys” or “Wheels on the Bus” kind of person, music and song play have so many benefits for our little ones’ development! Here are our top FOUR reasons for using song play with our babies, toddlers, and kiddos! Motor Development […] The post Song Play & Early Development appeared first on Skills 4 Life Pediatric Occupational Therapy ..read more
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Games to Use for Handwriting Practice
Skills 4 Life | Boulder Pediatric Occupational Therapy
by Jessica Thill
2y ago
Who says that practicing handwriting has to be boring?! Read more to learn how to combine family game night with handwriting practice! The post Games to Use for Handwriting Practice appeared first on Skills 4 Life Pediatric Occupational Therapy ..read more
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Playdough Activities for Kids
Skills 4 Life | Boulder Pediatric Occupational Therapy
by Jessica Thill
2y ago
There are SO many fun ways that kids of ALL ages can use Playdough! It's also a great sensory activity! Playdough provides an engaging tactile, visual, and proprioceptive experience. Children get to squeeze and squish it in their hands and see the various bright colors and designs. They also get that calming, deep input through their joints from the rolling and squishing. Check out our list of Playdough activities & the skills they address. The post Playdough Activities for Kids appeared first on Skills 4 Life Pediatric Occupational Therapy ..read more
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Use Messy Play to Foster Early Development
Skills 4 Life | Boulder Pediatric Occupational Therapy
by Jessica Thill
2y ago
Does the word “messy” make you think of baby wipes, cleaning up, and maybe make you cringe a bit? We understand how great it can feel to be clean and organized, but allowing your child to get messy can benefit their development in many ways! Read more to learn about what messy play is, why it’s important for development, and ways to incorporate it into your daily routines. The post Use Messy Play to Foster Early Development appeared first on Skills 4 Life Pediatric Occupational Therapy ..read more
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Our Top Five Tips for Tooth Brushing
Skills 4 Life | Boulder Pediatric Occupational Therapy
by Jessica Thill
2y ago
Brushing teeth is an essential task for everyone to complete at least two times each day. However, it may be the least favorite part of the day for many children. If your child shows strong reactions to brushing teeth, like gagging, try some of these tips to make it a more tolerable experience! The post Our Top Five Tips for Tooth Brushing appeared first on Skills 4 Life Pediatric Occupational Therapy ..read more
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Try Our Online Executive Function Assessment
Skills 4 Life | Boulder Pediatric Occupational Therapy
by Jessica Thill
2y ago
Skills 4 Life Now Offers a Scientifically Validated, Online Executive Function Assessment for Youth Executive functions, such as planning, working memory, response inhibition, and self-regulation, are essential skills that enable us to perform to the best of our abilities in all aspects of our lives. Whether it’s achieving high marks in school, building positive social […] The post Try Our Online Executive Function Assessment appeared first on Skills 4 Life Pediatric Occupational Therapy ..read more
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Get CO Exposure Notifications to Fight COVID
Skills 4 Life | Boulder Pediatric Occupational Therapy
by Jessica Thill
2y ago
We’re proud to share that Skills 4 Life Pediatric Occupational Therapy is endorsing a new tool to fight COVID: CO Exposure Notifications. Join the Statewide Exposure Notification System In partnership with Google and Apple, Colorado is launching its statewide exposure notification system. The service quickly notifies users if they’ve been exposed to COVID-19. As a […] The post Get CO Exposure Notifications to Fight COVID appeared first on Skills 4 Life Pediatric Occupational Therapy ..read more
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