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3 quick and easy ways to say no without saying NO to your toddler

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3 quick and easy ways to say no without saying NO to your toddler

Being a mom to a toddler can one minute make me want to shed a million happy tears and bottle up the good feelings and the other minute make me want to run out the door and scream at the top of my lungs with frustration.  Most of my frustration comes from when my child does not like the word no and refuses to do what I ask her.  Pretty typical of kiddos!! When that word comes out of my mouth, she either flashes a look I call "evils",  throws whatever might be closest to her, or hits me or...

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Handee Band Named 2017 Product of the Year

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We are so honored that parents love the Handee Band Fitness Band exercises and use it with their own kids!!!! Wooo-hoo! Thank you Creative Child Magazine!!

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Therapy Band Exercise Program for Kids

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So often, we see kids with weakness. They struggle with climbing monkey bars, maintaining grasp on a pencil, coloring with endurance, maintaining posture with a strong core, manipulating snaps and buttons, and so much more. A consistent home strengthening program can help with these skills. A therapy band is such a power tool in providing needed and calming proprioceptive sensory input, too. Many times, therapists will add therapy band exercises to a sensory diet. There's a reason why! Slowly pulling and maintaining a position on an expanded therapy band creates resistance, providing proprioceptive input that kids need. Why use a...

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The Handee Band for Your OT Toolbox

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The Handee Band for Your OT Toolbox

  Francesca Avalli is a pediatric OT who was looking for a creative way to engage the children in her clinic in upper-body/core strengthening and play. When she couldn't find the right tool, she set about creating one.  The solution Francesca created is the Handee Band, a exercise kit for children 3-6 years old. The kit features 15 upper body and core exercise, led by adorable monsters. The kit also includes a resistive yellow band with handprints for where to hold it, a checklist with a dry-crease marker and stickers.  I connected with Francesca through  the recent AOTA Expo. (I swear the more I...

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