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Helping Your Sensory Kids (and you) Survive the Holidays

Posted By: Carrie Salyer on Nov 27, 2018   Category: Articles, Resources, What's New   Tags:

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Holidays are fun, joyful times with family and friends! AND they are overwhelming, over-stimulating, and exhausting for nearly all of us. Imagine being a sensory kid who is overwhelmed by stimulation on a daily basis, or a sensory kid who needs more, more, more….more movement, more touch, more everything! Holiday gatherings can prove to be very challenging for any type of sensory kid.

Before you head off to ten different family gatherings, make a plan to help your child be successful and ease your stress. First, consider (more…)


Sensory Toy & Game List

Posted By: Carrie Salyer on Nov 27, 2018   Category: Articles, Resources, What's New  

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Below is a great list of toys and games that would be appropriate for your child based on their therapeutic needs. If you would like to read more on what makes a “perfect gift”, click here “Perfect” Gifts. (more…)


What Makes a “Perfect” Gift for Kids?

Posted By: Carrie Salyer on Nov 27, 2018   Category: Articles, Resources, What's New  

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Looking for the perfect gift for that special child in your life? What IS the perfect gift? If you ask the therapists at Leaps and Bounds, we will tell you that the gift should be a toy or game that will encourage the use of the senses, promote motor skill development, and facilitate language skills. While that may not sound like fun, that is what makes it a perfect gift. It provides opportunities for learning and development, while a child will simply see the toy as fun, unadulterated play. So, what is this toy you ask? Well, (more…)


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…)


Executive Function: Skills for Success

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

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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…)


Toddler & Parent Playtime (Fall 2017)

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Aug 25, 2017   Category: Events, Resources, What's New  

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 & Self-Regulation

Posted By: Lisa Cooseman on Aug 25, 2017   Category: Articles, Resources, What's New  

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

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Aug 10, 2017   Category: Resources, What's New  

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

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Aug 10, 2017   Category: Resources, What's New  

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…)