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Playdough Activities for Kids

Playdough Activities for Kids

There are SO many fun ways that kids of ALL ages can use Playdough! It’s also a great sensory activity! Playdough provides an engaging tactile, visual, and proprioceptive experience. Children get to squeeze and squish it in their hands and see the various bright colors and designs. They also get that calming, deep input through their joints from the rolling and squishing. Check out our list of Playdough activities & the skills they address.

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Use Messy Play to Foster Early Development

Use Messy Play to Foster Early Development

Does the word “messy” make you think of baby wipes, cleaning up, and maybe make you cringe a bit? We understand how great it can feel to be clean and organized, but allowing your child to get messy can benefit their development in many ways! Read more to learn about what messy play is, why it’s important for development, and ways to incorporate it into your daily routines.

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Occupational Therapy Tips for Tooth Brushing

Occupational Therapy Tips for Tooth Brushing

Brushing teeth is an essential task for everyone to complete at least two times each day. However, it may be the least favorite part of the day for many children. If your child shows strong reactions to brushing teeth, like gagging, try some of these tips to make it a more tolerable experience!

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Get CO Exposure Notifications to Fight COVID

Get CO Exposure Notifications to Fight COVID

We're proud to share that Skills 4 Life Pediatric Occupational Therapy is endorsing a new tool to fight COVID: CO Exposure Notifications. Join the Statewide Exposure Notification System In partnership with Google and Apple, Colorado is launching its statewide exposure...

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Eight Tips for Writing Academic Papers

Eight Tips for Writing Academic Papers

November is National Academic Writing Month. Writing a paper is a complex task that involves many executive function skills such as planning, organization, time management, and metacognition.  When a student has challenges with these executive function skills, writing...

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Skills 4 Life South Boulder Office Opens May 14

Skills 4 Life South Boulder Office Opens May 14

The Skills 4 Life South Boulder office is now OPEN! 

We realize that beginning or resuming in-person therapy is an individual choice based on your comfort level and risk factors. Rest assured that the health and safety of your children is our top priority.

We will continue to provide online services to families throughout Colorado as an on-going treatment option.

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