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What is Occupational Therapy?

In this blog post, Occupational Therapist Laura Parkin-Brown tells us about Occupational Therapy; what it is, who it can help, and what therapy approaches are used.

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapists believe that participating in every day activities improves a child’s wellbeing resulting in a safe, healthy and happy life.

Ten Great Ideas for Indoor Play

It’s heartening to notice the days starting to get longer, but the afternoons are often too wet, cold, or muddy to be outdoors. We all know that too much time in front of the games console or TV can have a negative impact on our children (see our previous post on the impact of TV on child development), but it’s hard to keep thinking up new things for them to do when you’ve played all the board games and done all the puzzles in the house.

Occupational therapist Nikki van Rensburg has  come up with ten great ideas for indoor play to keep kids busy, exercised and entertained indoors. Some are old favourites you might have forgotten, and there are some you might not have tried before.