Play With Your Food Book

Created by an Occupational Therapist, tested and approved by kids, 'Play With Your Food' will have your picky eaters enjoying meals in no time at all!

Kid Approved Recipes

Everyone asks me what my go-to recipes are. Over my years of working with children, I have found some recipes that are kid-approved almost every single time! Whether you are having a party or just want to spend time in the kitchen cooking with your kids here are some yummy recipes that will be sure to fill your tummy while making great memories!

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why play is important for childhood development

Why Play Is Important For Childhood Development

Play is one of the most important roles a child has. Play teaches children social skills, coping skills, creativity, cognition, fine and gross motor skills. It is through play that children learn how to interact with their environment. These skills are essential for further growth and development as the child ages. Let’s take a look at some different types of play and their benefits.

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4 Tips for a Sensory Friendly 4th of July

4 Tips for a Sensory Friendly 4th of July

July 4th, an amazing holiday for friends and family to gather, eat, celebrate and have fun! However, the same reasons why this holiday is so exciting are the very same reasons why this holiday can be terrifying for children with sensory processing disorders. Parades, heat, crowds, scents from various cooking, and of course the fireworks (loud, unpredictable bursts with a visual overstimulation). For you and your child suffering from Sensory Processing Disorders, it is important to be prepared so everyone is able to enjoy all the fun 4th of July brings. Here are some tips that can help guide you to a successful holiday!

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Sarah Appleman MS, OTR/L is a published Author, Speaker, and Pediatric Occupational Therapist. Sarah holds a master’s degree from Touro College in Occupational Therapy. She specializes in early intervention in children diagnosed with Sensory Processing Dysfunction. Sarah has worked as a senior therapist, supervisor, and mentor. She was also a supervisor for School Districts, worked in-home care as well as outpatient facilities. 

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