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Setting Up Study Space

Setting Up Study Space

School is back in session for the year and with that comes a multitude of homework assignments and extracurricular activities. As this busy season begins for families, children can be found doing homework anywhere and everywhere: in the car before soccer practice,...

What is Sensory Integration?

What is Sensory Integration?

Children use their senses to discover and make sense of the world around them. Sensory exploration supports cognitive growth, motor skills, problem-solving and social interactions. However, you may have noticed that your child responds differently than expected to...

Screen Time vs. Green Time

Screen Time vs. Green Time

Most adults recall memories of summers spent riding bikes, running through the sprinkler and playing in nature. Times have changed. For kids today, there is no shortage of devices available for engaging in screen time—smartphones, tablets, laptops and TVs. It’s become...

20 Fun Things To Do Outside With Kids

20 Fun Things To Do Outside With Kids

We've put together a list of 20 great ideas for local summer fun with the kids. From local pools and parks to outdoor jazz and movies, we think you'll find something that your child will love this summer. Haymarket Tour - FREEIf your child attended an LPS school in...

What Does a Pediatric Occupational Therapist Do?

What Does a Pediatric Occupational Therapist Do?

First of all, welcome. If your child has been referred to occupational therapy you probably have some questions, and we hope this will be a good place to start. We want to begin to explain what a pediatric occupational therapist can offer, who exactly we treat, and...

20 Minutes of Reading Each Day: Is It Worth It?

20 Minutes of Reading Each Day: Is It Worth It?

At the beginning of each school year, in addition to learning new classroom procedures and routines, we go over the homework expectation for the year.  Students tend to accept the math and spelling homework, but continue to question the (arguably) most important...

School Lunch for Picky Eaters

School Lunch for Picky Eaters

Having a picky eater on your hands doesn’t mean you have to have back to school lunch battles.  As with all of our little peoples’ challenges, we want to approach them proactively and with a problem-solving mindset, not a battle to be won.   Start by pulling up your...

Eight Senses NOT Five!

Eight Senses NOT Five!

Eight Senses NOT Five Most people are taught about the 5 senses...but did you know there are actually 8 sensory systems? What are Sensory Systems? Our sensory systems are an important part of our nervous system.  They take in information from our environment to help...

Practical Family Self-Care Ideas for Winter

Practical Family Self-Care Ideas for Winter

Life is becoming increasingly busy. Amid work and school responsibilities, social media, and screen time, practicing self-care has never been more crucial for adults and children alike. And we all know that maintaining overall health can be a challenge in the winter...