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Heavy Work

Heavy work helps to calm or alert the body by stimulating the proprioceptive system. Implementing Heavy Work can decrease challenging behaviours and help the child take initiative by learning what works well for them.  Heavy Work is any activity that pushes and pulls the body and places pressure on joints and muscles giving the child input and awareness of where their body begins and ends.

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Ways to Respond When Your Child Says: “I’m Bored!”

As we all walk (or sit) through the fight against COVID-19 we are hearing our children say, “I’m bored” more than ever. While the online world offers a myriad of options and parents have never-ending to-do lists, keeping our children involved and engaged is a priority as we adapt to this new normal. To help you through this, we have compiled 7 ways to respond when your child says, “I’m bored!”
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Fun In the Sun

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Summer time is a great way to combine outdoor activities and building motor skills. Here are a few activity ideas that will give old activities a new spin while practicing both fine and gross motor skills.

Family Wellness Tool Box

Cover pageCoping with Covid-19 Pandemic

We are collected links and resources on the following topics:

  • Counselling Resources
  • Self-Care – Tips for Coping
  • Talking to Your Children
  • Working at Home with Children
  • Social Stories and Visual Schedule Ideas to Support Children
  • Mindfulness Activities

Supporting diverse communities to BLOOM!

For April’s Five Moore Minutes video we are reminded about the importance of supporting inclusive learning communities! So often, we respond to individuals in crisis by removing them from a learning community, rather than seeing crisis and responding to the entire community with wrap around support. This 5MM video will be connecting with supplemental content including The Five Moore Minutes Podcast which can be found on all podcast platforms.