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Early Reflexes in Babies

Early Reflexes in Babies

A reflex is an involuntary movement or action their little bodies take in response to their own movement or something in the environment. Reflexes control all of those things that our body needs regulated so that we don’t even realise we are receiving information, such as heart rate and breathing. Some reflexes occur only in specific periods of development and then are integrated naturally.

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Developing Creativity and Imagination Skills

Developing Creativity and Imagination Skills

What is creativity and why do we need it?
Much of creativity does not necessarily have to do with the arts. Activities in our everyday lives provide us with numerous opportunities for problem solving, lateral thinking and widening our thought patterns,” comments Liz Senior, Occupational Therapist and Founder of Clamber Club. “While creativity is a skill that should be nurtured from a very young age, it is something that we continue to develop throughout our lives,” she adds.

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Postural Control

Postural Control

When children must put effort into controlling the muscles around their trunk, hips and shoulders to maintain a good posture, it has a knock-on effect on everything else they try to do....

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Eye-Hand Coordination Games: Water Bottle Skittles

Eye-Hand Coordination Games: Water Bottle Skittles

Eye-hand coordination is a crucial ability that lies at the core of many academic, sports, and life skills. It is a vital skill for school success because it allows children to use their vision and muscles to perform tasks such as writing, drawing, tying shoelaces, or catching a ball. In this blog, we’ll show a how to play water bottle skittles and other fun eye-hand coordination games.

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Strengthening Little Fingers and Hands

Strengthening Little Fingers and Hands

Hand strength is an important area of development.  Kids who struggle with hand strength may have difficulty with grasping a pencil, colouring, holding, using scissors, attaching a seatbelt, squeezing a glue bottle, opening, and managing food containers or tying their shoes.  However, there are tons of creative and playful activities for kids that can target hand muscle strength. We explore one of our favourite activities in this blog.  Try it with your little ones…we promise that they’ll have heaps of fun! 

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Learning Language

Learning Language

Learning to talk is one of the most complex aspects of child development. In this blog we examine how learning to talk involves listening, understanding, and analysing information. It's another big...

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We Support WMACA – So Can You

We Support WMACA – So Can You

“We know the prevention of abuse would be better, obviously, but there has to be SOMEONE at the ugly end to catch the vulnerable ones who fall through the cracks.  That’s what we do.” WMACA  We are...

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