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Discover the incredible impact of therapeutic preschool in our latest blog post! From individualized support to specialized instruction, learn how our programs provide invaluable developmental support for our little ones. Don't miss out – click the link in our bio to read more! 📚✨ 

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Unlocking potential and embracing differences! 🧠✨ Dive into our latest blog post where we explore the power of neurodiversity in children’s education. From fostering inclusive classrooms to celebrating unique strengths, we’re reshaping the future of learning. Link in bio! 📚💡 
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Early literacy is a fundamental part of a child’s development. We practice our early reading skills by bringing our books to life this month as we learn about the great outdoors! 🏕️ First we made our tent and now we have a campfire. Can you guess what happens next in our story??
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🏡💪 Let’s Empower Kids with Household Tasks! 🌟

Did you know that involving children in household tasks has incredible benefits for their development? It’s true! Here are some reasons why encouraging kids to help around the house is a win-win situation:

1️⃣ Responsibility and Independence: Assigning age-appropriate tasks to children helps foster a sense of responsibility. They learn the importance of contributing to the family and taking care of their surroundings. As they become more involved, their confidence and independence grow too!

2️⃣ Life Skills for the Future: By participating in household tasks, kids gain valuable life skills that will benefit them throughout their lives. Whether it’s doing laundry, washing dishes, or tidying up, they acquire essential skills for maintaining a home and become self-sufficient individuals.

3️⃣ Teamwork and Collaboration: When children help with household chores, they learn the value of teamwork and collaboration. Working together as a family strengthens bonds, teaches effective communication, and instills a sense of shared responsibility. Plus, it makes chores more enjoyable!

4️⃣ Building Confidence and Competence: Successfully completing household tasks boosts children’s confidence and self-esteem. As they see their contributions making a difference, they develop a sense of competence and pride in their abilities. It’s a great confidence booster!

So, let’s empower our kids by involving them in household tasks. Together, we can nurture responsible, independent, and capable individuals who contribute positively to their families and communities! 🌟💪

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🧩 Let’s Talk Puzzles and Child Development! 🌟

Did you know that puzzles offer more than just hours of entertainment? They also play a vital role in your child’s development! 🌈 Here are some incredible ways puzzles can benefit your little one:

* Cognitive Skills: Puzzles are fantastic for boosting cognitive abilities. As children piece together different shapes and colors, they enhance their problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and spatial awareness. It’s like a workout for their brain!

*Fine Motor Development: Those little hands get a workout too! Picking up puzzle pieces, manipulating them, and placing them in the right spot improves fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and finger dexterity. It’s like a mini gym for their fingers!

* Patience and Persistence: Completing a puzzle requires patience and perseverance. As children tackle challenging puzzles, they learn to stay focused, overcome obstacles, and celebrate their accomplishments. It’s a wonderful way to foster a growth mindset.

*Shape and Color Recognition: Puzzles are a fun way to introduce and reinforce shape and color recognition. Kids become familiar with different shapes, sizes, and hues, enhancing their visual perception and understanding of the world around them.

* Emotional Development: Puzzles can help boost confidence and self-esteem. As children successfully complete puzzles, they feel a sense of accomplishment and pride, building their belief in their abilities. It’s a confidence booster in a box!

* Relaxation and Focus: Puzzles offer a calming and immersive experience. They help children relax, unwind, and develop concentration skills. It’s a wonderful activity for quiet moments and promoting mindfulness.

So, the next time you see a puzzle, remember that it’s not just a game. It’s a powerful tool for your child’s growth and development! 🌟✨

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Are you looking to support your child’s development and enhance their daily activities? Our occupational therapy experts have gathered some valuable tips to help you make the most of your child’s potential. Check them out:

* Sensory Play for Sensational Skills: Encourage your child to engage in sensory play, such as exploring different textures, playing with sand or water, or experimenting with scented materials. These activities enhance sensory processing skills and promote cognitive and motor development.

* Fine Motor Fun: Boost your child’s fine motor skills with activities like coloring, drawing, cutting with child-safe scissors, playing with building blocks, or threading beads. These activities strengthen hand-eye coordination, finger dexterity, and precision.

 * Daily Routine Chart: Create a visual schedule or chart with pictures to help your child understand and follow daily routines. This can reduce anxiety, improve time management skills, and foster independence.

* Break It Down: When teaching new tasks, break them into smaller, manageable steps. This approach helps your child develop problem-solving skills, build confidence, and promotes successful task completion.

*  Calming Strategies: Teach your child calming techniques like deep breathing exercises, listening to soft music, or using a sensory corner with soothing textures or visual aids. These strategies can help regulate emotions and promote self-regulation.

Remember, every child is unique, and progress may vary. If you have concerns or questions, consult with a qualified occupational therapist for personalized guidance.

Let’s empower our children to reach their full potential through meaningful activities and play! Share these tips with other parents who might find them helpful. Together, we can make a positive difference in our children’s lives! 🌟

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Wondering how ABA therapy can help your child flex their social skills? Here are some of the top ways:

👉🏼Social Stories: Using social stories, we engage children in interactive narratives that teach important social skills, such as turn-taking, sharing, and understanding emotions. These stories provide valuable guidance and promote social understanding. 

👉🏼Role-Play and Modeling: Through role-play activities, we create opportunities for children to practice social interactions in a safe and supportive environment. By modeling appropriate behaviors and providing feedback, we help children develop effective communication and socialization skills. 

👉🏼Peer Engagement: Encouraging interactions with peers is crucial for social growth. We facilitate positive peer relationships by promoting shared interests, facilitating group activities, and teaching children how to initiate and maintain conversations. 

ABA therapy equips children with tools to identify and understand emotions, both in themselves and others. Through activities and exercises, we help children develop emotional regulation strategies, fostering empathy and successful social interactions.

We help kiddos learn all of this and more in our therapeutic preschool - learn more and apply to our fall program via the link in our profile!
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"My son’s progress since he first started has been tremendous!. His motor skills, physical skills and speaking skills are increasing everyday. We will work collectively as one to continue help his development together."

"My son has been doing fantastically! He has improved so much. My family and friends see such a big difference in his speech. He has started using full sentences and he also opens up a lot more to his peers. My husband and I feel so elated that he has improved so much, thank you Lumiere!."

"Lumiere brought our family PEACE and we will never forget that; we are forever grateful to everyone there who is a part of our son’s life."