Author Archives: TJ Smith

Top 5 Benefits of Dance Classes for Kids

Are you looking for a way to keep your kids active and healthy while also helping them make friends and have fun? You might want to consider dance classes. Learning to move to music benefits children in numerous ways, from… Read More

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How to Improve Your Child’s Visual Motor Skills at Home

Visual motor integration is essential in day-to-day life, particularly for kids. The ability to coordinate our visual processing and motor skills allows us to do everything from playing sports to taking notes. If you suspect your child might have trouble… Read More

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Everything You Need to Know About Balance Bikes

May is officially National Bike Month, a designation sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and meant to promote awareness of the numerous advantages of bicycling, such as staying healthy and helping to preserve the environment. For kids in particular,… Read More

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Upcoming Little Steps Pediatric Therapy Camps: Learn Social Skills, Biking and Dancing

Are you looking for something fun and educational for your kids to do this summer? Little Steps Pediatric Therapy has several programs coming up in the next few months, and it’s not too late to sign up. Here’s a brief… Read More

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What Parents Should Know About Screen Time and Child Development

Most of us are aware that staring at a screen all day – whether it’s attached to a TV, smartphone, tablet, or some other device – isn’t healthy for people of any age, especially young children. However, along with the… Read More

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How Pediatric Occupational Therapy Can Help Kids with Autism

Pediatric occupational therapy helps children who have difficulties with the activities that occupy them daily, including play, self-help, learning, socializing, and more. This type of therapy can prove useful for kids with developmental delays by strengthening fine motor, cognitive and… Read More

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5 Outdoor Springtime Activities for Kids

Although winter isn’t quite over yet, the first official day of spring (March 20) is almost here. After many long, cold months of ice and snow, people of all ages will likely want to spend as much time outside as… Read More

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5 Benefits of Pet Ownership for Kids

If you’ve been following this blog and our social media channels, you know that we recently added a new four-legged member to our team: Boomer, the therapy dog. Our canine therapist can help calm children during sessions. Lots of kids… Read More

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Does Your Child Need Pediatric Behavioral Therapy?

It’s normal for kids to act out sometimes. Every parent inevitably has to deal with a tantrum because their toddler doesn’t want to go to bed or would prefer chicken nuggets to broccoli at the dinner table. However, in certain… Read More

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Little Steps News: Therapy Dog and Continuing Education Courses Coming Soon

With the new year underway, the Little Steps team has some updates and news to share concerning a new addition to our pediatric therapy team as well as continuing education. Here’s an overview of what’s happening this month and in… Read More

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