Category: Development

Controlled Choices

April 11, 2020 by in category Behaviour, Development, Emotional Regulation, Parent Strategies, Parenting tagged as ,

As an Occupational Therapist, I often work with children who have difficulty following instructions. One of the strategies I often use is called “Controlled Choices”. Controlled choices is where the adult presents the child with two or more options. For example, the child needs to complete two worksheets. The adult might say, “Billy, which activity […]

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Sensory play for childhood development and learning

March 28, 2019 by in category Development, Parenting, Play, Quotes, Sensory tagged as , , , ,

Scientists have recently determined that it takes approximately 400 repetitions to create a new synapse in the brain - unless it is done with play, in which case, it takes between 10-20 repetitions. Dr Karyn Purvis Research indicate that it is easier to learn through play, but what is sensory play?   Sensory play is [...]

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