The growing availability of OT resources worldwide has enabled teachers, parents and guardians to identify issues early on that might have been left untreated for many older generations when they were still in school.
Striking a balance between screen time and traditional play
Children need to learn from a very young age how to react to the world around them, and playing with toys like dolls and action figures can help with understanding feelings like empathy.
According to registered Occupational therapist Dana Katz, educational toys, especially those that support fine motor, visual perceptual, planning and problem solving skills can help to develop more refined, higher level learning skills.
“Skill development is essentially like building a pyramid, if the lower building blocks are in place, we can continue to build on that skill.