When Kids Play Too Rough

When Kids Play Too Rough Written by Deb Hopper Published in    Great Health Guide articles available in Audio:   Learning to play and interact with other children or adults is one of the most complex skills that children learn. Play teaches children about developing physical skills and co-ordination, developing cognitive and thinking conception, solving

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Help #1 Child When #2 Arrives

Help # 1 Child When #2 Arrives Written by Deb Hopper Published in  Great Health Guide articles available in Audio: Printable PDF Available Below. Having a new baby arriving is a time of anticipation and expectation, but for older siblings, it can be a time of being unsettled. This can be seen in the older

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Learning With Games At Home

Learning Games to play at Home - Occupational Therapist - Deb Hopper

Learning with Games at Home Written by Deb Hopper Published in Great Health Guide articles available in Audio: Children naturally love to play games. Play is the ‘occupation’ of children and is how they learn the best. Even though this comes naturally for children, in the past few years TV and other screens (tablet/phone games)

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Improving Fine Motor Skills

Improving Fine Motor Skills Written by Deb Hopper Published in Great Health Guide articles available in Audio: CLICK HERE FOR THE AUDIO VERSION: Sometimes it’s the little things in life that make the biggest difference and sometimes the little things in life can be the most difficult. Many children struggle with fine motor skills, or

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Tips For Travelling With Children

Tips For Travelling With Children

Travelling with Children Written by Deb Hopper Published in Great Health Guide articles available in Audio: CLICK HERE FOR THE AUDIO VERSION: School holidays are the perfect time to jump in the car and visit family and friends that we haven’t seen for a long time. Often this means a long car and/or plane trip.

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Fireworks Survival Guide

New Year’s Eve starts with a bang and it should. The fireworks fascinates almost everybody. The light, colour and sound adds to their brilliance. It’s definitely intense, complex, unexpected with fast pace movement, and that is why it’s alerting and exciting for us. But for many children, the fireworks can be scary, overwhelming or even

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Transition from School to Holidays

Transition from School to Holidays – Written by Deb Hopper Published in  Great Health Guide articles available in Audio: CLICK HERE FOR THE AUDIO VERSION The end of the school year brings much excitement for children and families. The anticipation of Christmas, holidays, going away and seeing family and friends can be very exciting. As well

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Kids’ Sleeping Matters

Kids’ Sleeping Matters By Deb Hopper Published in The Great Health Guide Many children struggle in winding down and getting to sleep. They have been learning so much through play or learning at school throughout the day. They have been taking in social cues and learning about friendships and relationships. Some children find it difficult

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Helping Children Develop Friendships

Helping Children Develop Friendships

By Deb Hopper Published in The Great Health Guide Helping Children Develop Friendships – Great Health Guide Article Here  Lots of children develop friendships and enjoy planning and participating in playdates. For some, these skills seem to develop naturally. However, there are also many children who struggle to develop friendships for many reasons. Some children

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