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…)
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…)
We will be hosting Toddler & Parent Playtime once a month this fall! Join your child in fun playtime at Leaps & Bounds! Click on the flyer for more details!
Yoga and Self-Regulation
Have you ever wondered if your child would benefit from yoga? Yoga is often associated with adults and slow movements, but it turns out that this ancient practice can be very beneficial for children and adults. Yoga incorporates breath work with motor movements for strengthening and calming the nervous system, and can be adapted for all ages and abilities. The yoga poses and activities can help children identify how their body is feeling to facilitate greater emotional awareness and coping skills. (more…)
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Sensory Bin
We have lots of kids at Leaps and Bounds that are working on recognizing letters and we LOVE Chicka Chicka Boom Boom so we thought it would make a great sensory bin! (more…)
Lemonade Sensory Bin
It’s summer time, so we thought it would be fun to make a lemonade bin for the kids to play with! (more…)
We are now accepting registrations for our 2017 Fall Programs!
This fall we will be offering all of our most popular groups along with our
One Day Fun Days, FREE Parent Seminars and Fall Break Star Wars Camp!
Please click on the attached flyer below for more details:
Contact Leaps & Bounds by calling 636-928-LEAP(5327) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to sign your child up today!
When: September 7, 2017 7:30pm-9:00pm
Where: Leaps and Bounds
Have you ever considered yoga as being beneficial for your child?
In this seminar we will discuss the relationship between yoga and the benefit for children with sensory, motor planning, and self-regulation needs.
Learn ways to incorporate deep breathing and yoga poses into daily routines.
**There will be no cost for this seminar. Seating is limited. Call 636-928-5327 or email email@example.com to RSVP to reserve your spot. Please include your phone number if you register by email.**
Adding a new member to your family can be both exciting and terrifying. You may buy all of the books, read all of the blogs and posts, talk to all of your friends that have kids but are you really ready? (more…)