Why Kids are Getting More Aggressive on the Playground

When many of us were growing up, back-to-school time meant excitedly wondering which teacher we’d get, who would be in our class, and if this was finally the year we’d dominate the playground. But times have changed: from the monkey bars to red r ..

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BRING BACK THE MERRY-GO-ROUND: It is a therapeutic tool

Playgrounds have drastically changed over the years and it is affecting child development in ways that would surprise most seasoned professionals. Due to increasing liability and safety concerns over the years, we’ve replaced the metal playground equipment that towered  ..

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The UP side of being upside down

Did you know that being upside down actually helps you to be better on your feet? As pediatric occupational therapists, we actually have specific exercises that get children in an upside down position on purpose to help them gain better body awareness. Things like bowli ..

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