Children and their families can experience dioramas, explore the Touch & See Room and visit a mini planetarium show-all with lowered lighting, quieter sounds and fewer visitors. There are additional resources such as visual timers, weighted lap pads and hearing protection for check out. The museum has a wealth of information and plenty to see. It’s a perfect place for adults and children to learn more about nature, animals and the natural history around the world. Read More
Do you have a kiddo that chews on lots of things like pencils, sleeves or shirt collars? Maybe your child grinds his or her teeth. Oral sensory input can help a child who likes to chew. Remember- babies and young toddlers are supposed to be mouthing objects! As a child gets older than 3 years old, mouthing is no longer functional. Read More
Handwriting can be fun!
Handwriting skills begin to develop at an early age, first looking at pre-writing skills such as drawing horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lines. As children progress, they begin to utilize both visual-motor and fine motor skills to advance pre-writing and writing skills. Using a multi-sensory approach can keep things fun and help to more effectively integrate these new motor patterns. Read More
Messy play is important for young children, giving them endless ways to develop and learn. All types of play are essential for children’s development and early learning. Play helps children to develop and improve their gross and fine motor skills, co-ordination and concentration. Also how to work cooperatively and collaboratively, use all their senses to discover and explore their environment, and develop their imagination, creative thinking and ability to problem solve and experiment with solutions. Read More