Parenting is tough. We want to support parents and give them new ideas and tools to help with their children’s growth and development, so we started a series that offers practical advice, strategies, and approaches that assist with that.
The new series, which leans on the expert advice from one of our pediatric occupational therapists, Jordan Chingo, is aptly called “Parenting Tips: Kid Tested, Pediatric Therapist Approved.” In the series, Jordan shares ideas and demonstrates fun, easy, at-home activities that benefit all children.
If you think that your child could benefit from further support and guidance on how to improve emotional regulation, independence, overall processing, and skill development, please reach out to your primary care provider to discuss a referral to occupational and/or speech therapy services at our clinics in Ashland, Hayward, or Iron River.
Episode 1 – Bubble Monster
In the first episode, Jordan shows an activity that shows how respiration calms your child’s nervous system. She calls this activity bubble monster. It’s amazing how just a few bubbles and buckets can make a big difference in your child’s emotional regulation, attention, and processing abilities. Watch the video below to learn more.
Episode 2 – Messy Play and Sensory Bins
If you’re looking for a few activities and ideas that you can do with your children during the winter, that will also help them develop their sensory and tactile (or touch) skills, then we got you covered. Find out about these two hands-on activities in episode 2 of our series.
Episode 3 – Scavenger Hunts
Who doesn’t love a good scavenger hunt? A scavenger hunt is a kid-tested, pediatric therapist-approved way for your child to improve their listening and comprehension skills. Our pediatric therapist Jordan makes it even easier for you to get started with this activity with a free resource that lists some things your child can start finding at home to help further develop these skills. Download the resource here.
Episode 4 – Respiration Soccer
In episode 4, Jordan shows us a fun indoor activity that parents, siblings, or peers can do with their child that can be helpful to calm everyone’s nervous system. She calls this activity respiration soccer. This all can be done at home with some supplies you probably already have around the house. Watch the video below to learn more.