Child Development

Review of CheerFun Drawing Tablets

Cheerfun was kind enough to send us a drawing tablet for our office to use. Kids can easily draw and erase, practice their letters, or just doodle while waiting. Here are some of the tablets they offer, including LCD and even ones that use water! They come in all kinds...
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Child Development

Occupational Therapy Toys

10.) Hand2Mind Sensory Fidget Tubes, Anxiety Relief Toy, Occupational Therapy Toys These sensory fidget tubes include 1 glitter tube, 1 fidget tube, 1 reverse hourglass, and 1 gravity spinner – meaning you can switch up which ones to play with. These sensory toys help provide a calming environment, and if...
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Autism Child Development

Social Skills Games

10.) Mindfulness Therapy Games: Social Skills Game That Teaches Mindfulness for Kids       The Mindfulness Game is a wonderful game for you and your children. It is a colorful, inspirational card game that includes different activities to help you practice a calm, peaceful, and grounded mindset. This game...
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ADHD

Is ADHD Real?

What is ADHD and is ADHD Real? ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a very real and difficult mental illness diagnosis. According to the CDC, “ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood.” It is...
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Child Development

15 Best Toys for Baby Development (According to a Child Psychiatrist) – Updated for 2022

Can Toys Help with Baby Development? As a child psychiatrist, part of my education and training is in infant and child development. When it comes to baby development, there are many factors that can help a baby develop optimally. Some of these things include their environment and the things they...
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