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Heuristic Play: Simple, Impactful Ideas for Babies and Toddlers

Heuristic Play: Simple, Impactful Ideas for Babies and Toddlers

Heuristic play is important because it offers young children their first encounters with everyday objects. While they delight in discovery, they are also forming a foundational understanding of items they will use for the rest of their lives. As a developmental therapist with over ten years of experience in classrooms and homes, I’ve witnessed the…

What is Nature Play? Learn from an Early Childhood Expert

What is Nature Play? Learn from an Early Childhood Expert

If you’ve ever watched children experience pure wonder while exploring outdoors, you’ve witnessed the magic of nature play. Whether it’s climbing trees, splashing in puddles, or observing tiny creatures, nature play offers a world of endless exploration and learning opportunities. Key Points Let’s learn how nature nurtures children’s growth, creativity, and connection with the natural…

Vestibular and Proprioceptive Sensory-Seeking Play: What to Know

Vestibular and Proprioceptive Sensory-Seeking Play: What to Know

Updated: November 20, 2023 The vestibular and proprioceptive systems use sensory input to connect the body to the brain. These senses help the brain and body balance, coordinate movement, and respond to the environment. Key Points As a developmental therapist, I partner with occupational therapists to bring appropriate vestibular and proprioceptive sensory-seeking play into therapy…