Wrapping Gifts with Children - Inspired by Love & Nature

Yesterday, I taught my six-year-old how to wrap presents. Wrapping in general is a great way to get children practicing many fine motor skills, while feeling a great sense of joy in the process. They are doing this for someone else, and that puts a smile on their face. T ..

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More than just play.

When I tell people I'm a pediatric occupational therapist and that I run nature programming, a look of confusion often crosses their face. "Huh?" "You're a special needs camp?" "I don't get it. You're going to do occupational therapy with our children?" From ..

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For the love of fort building

My eight-year-old daughter is in love with building forts. She sees the potential in all that is set before her and uses objects in ways that I would never have imagined. I continue to be amazed when she takes an ordinary item and creates something that becomes so much m ..

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Inspired by Child's Play

It is a very cold day, just hovering above zero degrees. Yet, my children insist on going outside to play. I give in easily, knowing some fresh air could do them good. We bundle them up from head to toe, my little 5 and 8-year-old daughters. They look like little marshmallows ..

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