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Three multiethnic little children playing with plastic scoops and buckets in sandbox at playground.

Development

Developing Sensory Motor Skills in Children

Developing sensory skills in your child helps their cognitive growth and fine motor skills while building physical strength, balance, and coordination.

Sensory experiences for autistic boy.

Autism, Toys

The 10 Best Sensory Toys for Autism of 2023

There are many sensory toys for children with special needs that will help develop their sensory systems as well as being fun. Here are a few of the best!

Ocean sensory table idea.

Sensory Activities

12 Seasonal Sensory Table Ideas for Hands-On Learning

A sensory table is a container and table in one where you can set up fun materials for your child to explore and learn using their hands.

A little boy outside playing with water beads.

Sensory Activities

Water Beads: 7 Fun Sensory Play Activities for Kids

Water bead sensory play is ideal for children 5+ years old and can help kids develop fine and gross motor, language, and social skills.

A stepping stone path in a sensory garden.

Sensory Activities, Special Needs

Creating a Sensory Garden for Your Special Needs Child

Anyone can benefit from the sensory experiences in a garden, but sensory gardens are particularly ideal for children with special needs.

little boy with a bubble tube

Behavior, Sensory Activities

Make Your Own Sensory Room on a Budget

A sensory room is a special space where children with sensory processing disorders or other sensory impairments can focus on limited sensory stimuli.

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Mother using rattle to play with her baby.

Sensory Activities

Sensory Input: Everything a Parent Needs to Know

Your child’s challenging behaviors may have to do with their senses. Learn why they may act out and what you can do to help with fun at-home activities!

Mother feeding a picky eater son

Development

Pediatric Feeding Therapy: Everything You Need to Know

Is your child a picky eater? If you’re concerned about your child’s eating habits, pediatric therapy can help with eating difficulties and find the underlying cause.

Pump breast milk by Automatic machine.

Breastfeeding

When Can I Stop Pumping at Night?

If you choose to pump exclusively, you will need to pump as often as your baby needs to eat. As they get older, you’ll be able to stop pumping at...

Beautiful baby bathes splashing water and laughing and mom supports daughter by hand.

Play

Unoccupied Play: Everything a Parent Needs to Know

Unoccupied play is your newborn's way of learning about the world, and you, through play. Find out everything you need to know about this stage of development.

SAMi-3 seizure monitor kit.

Giveaways, Product Reviews, Special Needs

SAMi-3 Seizure Monitor Review (& Giveaway!)

The fully customizable SAMi-3 seizure monitor can alert you when your child has a seizure while also minimizing the number of false alarms you receive.

Weaning Table

Feeding and Eating

What’s a Montessori Weaning Table (and Do You Need One?)

Wondering if your baby should use a weaning table or high chair? Learn about the benefits of using a Montessori weaning table when introducing solid foods.

A mother and child looking picture books together at the library.

Development

9 Social-Emotional Activities for Preschoolers

Social-emotional activities for preschoolers are vital in helping them maintain relationships, control their behavior, and manage their feelings.

Speech-language pathologist working on child's pronunciation problems.

Special Needs

Your Child’s First SLP Evaluation: What to Expect

Speech-language pathologists will conduct an initial evaluation to determine how a child is using language, understanding language, and interacting with others.

Proud mother watching to sleep to her daughter.

Sleep

The One Nap Schedule for Toddlers: Making the Switch

Making the switch from 2 naps to 1 doesn’t have to be difficult! Follow this simple one-nap schedule to help your toddler transition smoothly.