woman and child both pointing at a star on a wall to illustrate joint attention

Joint attention – what it is and why it matters

What is joint attention? Joint attention is a behaviour in which two people focus on an object or event, for the purpose of interacting with each other. It is a form of early social and communicative behaviour. Joint attention involves…

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Occupational therapy tactile discs for sensory processing integration

Sensory Processing Disorder – the Ultimate Guide

Can you imagine how it would feel if every sight, sound and touch were unbearably intense? Or if those senses were greatly diminished? The sensory systems are vital for knowing what’s happening in our bodies and interacting with each other…

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Bubbles for kids – six fast and fun activities

Kids blowing bubbles – it’s amazing how something so simple can deliver so much fun and laughter. But did you know this humble activity is part of the toolkit for many therapists working with children? The combination of water and…

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Sensory play – a vital part of child development

Do you ever think about how you navigate your environment and interact with people? Many of us take sensory processing for granted. For children, sensory play is vital for health development. Some children have issues with one or more sensory…

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Growing Early Minds Toilet Training Tips

Toilet training tips

One of the biggest challenges faced by parents with young children is toilet training toddlers. The most effective time to begin toilet training is between 24 to 32 months of age. Keep in mind that all children develop differently and…

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Benefits Of Macaroni Threading

Benefits of macaroni threading

Macaroni threading is a cheap activity to do at home, and a great way to help develop children’s fine motor skills – the small muscles in their hands. What you need to get started Macaroni – larger macaroni such as…

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