Resources

Part of our mission is to serve as a resource for families, teachers, and other individuals working with children. Please take a minute to post a comment on an article, share your questions, thoughts, experiences, and insights. This page is updated frequently, so please visit often!

Trauma and Stress Experiences in Kids

Posted By: Carrie Salyer on Aug 14, 2018   Category: Articles, Resources  

We all experience different levels of stress in our days. Stress experiences can occur in utero, shortly after birth, and/or throughout the lifetime. The list of possible stress and trauma experiences are innumerable, and the impact of an event will depend on a child’s previous experiences and (more…)


Trauma/Stress Experience and Sensory Processing – FREE Parent Seminar – September 2018

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Aug 2, 2018   Category: Events, Parent Seminars, Resources  

When: September 6, 2018 7:30pm-9:00pm

Where: Leaps and Bounds

While we may identify a stress event/experience (separation from a caregiver, medical intervention, abuse, neglect, or another negative experience) as being “bigger” than another, the chemical reaction in the body is the same regardless of the “size” of the stress event.
Therefore, it is important to recognize how stress events and trauma impact a child’s body. Stress events can cause kids to have a heightened awareness of sensation, leading to sensory processing challenges, which can contribute to poor self-regulation and negative behaviors.
Learn how sensory-based interventions at Leaps and Bounds can positively impact how a child’s body processes trauma and stress events.

**There will be no cost for this seminar. Seating is limited. Call 636-928-5327 or email info@leapsandboundskids.com to RSVP to reserve your spot. Please include your phone number if you register by email.**


2018 Fall Groups

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Aug 2, 2018   Category: Groups, Programs, Resources, What's New  

We are now accepting registrations for our 2018 Fall Groups!

Please click on the attached flyer below for more details:

Contact Leaps & Bounds by calling 636-928-LEAP(5327) or emailing info@leapsandboundskids.com with any questions or to sign your child up today!


Getting Ready for School – 5 Strategies to Prepare Your Child

Posted By: Lisa Cooseman on Jul 18, 2018   Category: Articles, Resources, What's New  

Whether your child is beginning preschool or Kindergarten, it is no doubt a HUGE transition for you and your child. Preparation for this big change can lessen stress and anxiety for each of you. Here are 5 strategies to help your child:

1. Pretend Play

Playing school with your child will help them to understand the expectations of their school day and gain a better understanding of the concept of school. Have your child engage in the activities they will experience during their school day. Try sitting down for circle time, eating a snack out of a lunch box or snack bag, and reading a story at “nap time” to replicate the classroom they will be going to. You can be the teacher to model and then let your child give it a try. (more…)


May 2018 Sensory Bins

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on May 18, 2018   Category: Resources  

Our May sensory bins are:
Coral Reef Fun and Match the Emoji

We hope you have fun making these bins and incorporating them into your child’s playtime!


Let’s Make Noise: Summer Music Therapy Group

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on May 16, 2018   Category: Groups, Resources  

Let’s Make Noise, our Summer music therapy group will be meeting
Wednesdays 9:00-9:45 at Leaps & Bounds starting May 30th!

This group will be lead by a music therapist and is open to ages 18 months – 4 years old.
Please call the office for more information on pricing or to sign your child up today!
636-928-LEAP(5327)


Summer Camp: A Mom’s Perspective

Posted By: Lisa Cooseman on May 9, 2018   Category: Articles, Resources  

Written by: Becky Duchene, one of our many dedicated Leaps & Bounds parents!

Fun! Exercise! Fun! Friendship! Fun! Science! Fun! Writing! Fun! Math! Fun! Art! Fun! Water!

These are the words that come to my mind as I consider the Summer Camp sessions provided by Leaps and Bounds each year. Each spring, my boys, Samuel and Noah, wait expectantly for the colorful summer brochure to pop up on my computer screen in order to discover the themes for the different weeks of camp. As I open my old-school spiral-bound planner to the pages for June, July, and August, I hear both Samuel and Noah chatter excitedly next to me as they take turns reading descriptions and exchanging opinions. Time at Leaps and Bounds is truly a (more…)


Fun with Science – One Day Fun Day (May 2018)

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Apr 30, 2018   Category: Events, Resources  

When: Saturday, May 26, 2018 12:30-3:30PM

Where: Leaps and Bounds

What: Science themed activties, snack and LOTS of fun!

Price: $50 per child/$45 per child for 2 or more siblings

Ages: 5 – 12


Pediatric therapists will direct the workshop. Limited space is available.
Please call 636-928-LEAP (5327) to reserve a spot for your child!

Executive Function: Skills for Success

Posted By: Lisa Cooseman on Apr 13, 2018   Category: Articles, Parent Seminars, Resources, What's New  

Exec Func pic

Executive Function: Skills for Success

Written by: Julie Johnson, MOT, OTR/L

As adults, we don’t talk back to our boss when we disagree and we refrain from honking the horn when someone cuts us off on the road, because we have control over our behaviors. We look at problems from different angles and use a variety of strategies until we are successful, because we can (more…)


Executive Function – FREE Parent Seminar (May 2018)

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Apr 2, 2018   Category: Events, Parent Seminars, Resources  

When: May 3, 2018 7:30pm-9:00pm

Where: Leaps and Bounds

What is executive function? Hear from an occupational therapist why working
memory, inhibitory control, time management, and other executive functioning
skills are vital to your child’s future success. Find out how you can facilitate your
child’s development in this area throughout the school-aged years.

**There will be no cost for this seminar. Seating is limited. Call 636-928-5327 or email info@leapsandboundskids.com to RSVP to reserve your spot. Please include your phone number if you register by email.**