Preparing Your Child for School

Boys reading together
Boys reading together

Mazal Tov, your child has just begun school. Can s/he sit quietly at a table, hold a crayon or pencil correctly, listen to the teacher, work quietly and not disturb his/her classmates?

Did you know you can help them achieve all this BEFORE they even begin school? You do not have to wait until your child begins school to pick up a difficulty.

Did you know helping your child when still a baby, to have adequate time on their tummy and to crawl correctly has an effect on how they perform at school?

Did you know massaging your baby helps with sensory integration and more?

Did you know how you eat, exercise, whether you receive massage or healing while carrying your baby helps with the delivery and the babies later development?

Did you know, you can even help your child’s progress in life by the type of wedding you have, kind of home you build and even effective Tshuva carried out long before you get married.

The Rambam teaches us that prevention is better than cure. Whether you are still single, just getting married, preparing for your first child or already have children at school, it is never too early to help your children to succeed and be the best that they can be.

Are you interested in learning how you can assist the development and progress of your child far before they get to the stage of starting school.

Sign up for a course in learning Infant Massage. The first five to sign up will receive a discount.

This course takes place in person. Mothers must be in the Jerusalem area or able to travel to there.

This post is prepared for you by
Occupational Therapist, healing facilitator, certified infant massage instructor, freelance writer and co-author of “Tuvia Finds His Freedom” and author of “Healing Your Life Through Activity – An Occupational Therapist’s Story
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Having Fun Working to Improve Fine Motor Skills

Soap Bubble
Soap Bubble

I have just completed a treatment with my last client for the day. It is so much fun to work with a child who is full of imagination and creativity. We are working on improving fine motor skills though anyone who peeped into the treatment room might not know this. We had so much fun that when the session was over neither of us were ready to move on to the next task at hand.

For my client that meant going home, for me it meant writing up some treatment notes and considering what might be suitable for the next session. Before I end for the day, I thought I’d write down a short post of how much fun it can be to work with children. I love their interest in new activities. I love the ease with which children can enter into imaginative play or how a task that one might prepare has to be adapted to suit the mood and need of the child on that specific day. Children certainly keep one on one’s toes!

It’s a challenge to have several potential treatment ideas up one’s sleeve for each session. The challenge is very worth it though as one watches progress and development and helps the child to steer their ideas in the direction of achieving their goals.

Are you in Jerusalem? Does your child have a need to improve fine motor skills, writing skills or visual motor skills or a combination of the three? Do be in touch for an evaluation for occupational therapy intervention.

 

 

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