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Benefits of Playdough

By |2021-11-24T02:34:38-05:00November 23, 2021|Early Childhood Development|

Playdough is one of those inventions that is not only fun to play with, but also helps in your child’s development. Although it is a mess to clean up, playdough has a wide range of developmental, learning, and sensory benefits for children. These are the following benefits your children can get when playing with the playdough:   Develop fine motor skills When children are playing with the playdough, rolling, squishing or poking it, they are building strength in the muscles in their fingers and hands. This will help them in holding a pencil, coloring or manipulating items such as scissors, and [...]

Benefits of Outdoor Play

By |2021-11-17T01:51:04-05:00November 17, 2021|Early Childhood Development|

Playing is an important factor when it comes to early childhood development. Playing outdoors can have benefits for children’s social and emotional development. It can also assist children in developing their ability to share, interact and learn new things. Playing outside have the following benefits: Develop athletic abilities Outdoor play is important as it encourages children to exercise their bodies. Running around in the local park or jumping, they are challenging their bodies, which helps to strengthen their muscles. Having a lot of space outdoors, children can crawl under bushes, and ride bikes. Playing outside also improves a child’s coordination, alertness [...]

Signs of Autism in Toddlers

By |2021-11-10T02:15:34-05:00November 9, 2021|Autism and Other Special Needs|

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) typically appears in the early ages of an individual, and may be diagnosed as early as 14 months. An autistic may show developmental differences while growing up in the way they behave, communicate and interact. Following are some of the signs that should be observed in a toddler’s behavior to be able to catch the disorder early on. No eye contact One of the signs of autism spectrum disorder in a toddler is that he or she may lack eye contact behavior. An autistic may make little to no eye contact during infancy. Not responding to their [...]

Autism Strengths and Abilities

By |2021-11-03T02:11:57-04:00November 2, 2021|Autism and Other Special Needs|

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is frequently misunderstood with people focusing more on facing the challenges, rather than the many strengths it brings. While, an autistic individual may face challenges, they may also have autistic traits such as excellent long-term memory, visual and observational skills among several. Some autistics have a unique set of skills and abilities, which once determined, can greatly improve yours and your child's life. Here are some examples of strengths associated with autism: Attention to detail           An autistic individual may be attuned to details. They may have a very good eye for details which helps them focus on a [...]

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