Top Take home activities for Occupational Therapists

As an occupational therapist, you understand how difficult it can be to train attention and focus in children when you are unable to see them every day or multiple times a week. When you send your patients home, you need to be confident that they are practicing recommended therapies at home. As you know, practicing these activities is like practicing a sport, or practicing the piano. 

Ways to Increase Attention in Kids

Ways to increase atten… wait what? 

Whether your child is in first grade or seventh grade, the importance of attention remains the same. Lack of attention can make learning extremely difficult for everyone, especially children. As children continue to navigate new learning environments, whether at home or in-person, it’s important to help them improve their attention in any way you can.

At BrainLeap, we believe in the ability to naturally increase your child’s attention. Because of this, we’re providing a list of a few things you can start doing to help your child focus.

4 New Year’s resolutions your child can actually keep!

The New Year is a great time to assess and reset. It’s time to reflect on the past 365 days, the good and the bad, and craft a few resolutions to help you move into the next year with confidence and excitement. 

This year, when you sit down with your child to set a few goals for the year, think of a few achievable goals that can really help them develop. Here at BrainLeap, we have a few ideas.

Looking for More Holiday Kindness? Attention Skills Can Help

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a little more holiday kindness from your children or students during the holidays? One mom can expect just that after her son trained with the Attention Arcade.

5 Ways to Create Structure During School Holidays

Everybody is running around jacked up on sugar with no structure!!!

Please no! You’re already exhausted from Zoom-schooling your children and now you have them for 2+ weeks without any structure. How can this be? Hasn’t 2020 given us enough already?! 

We get it. You’re exhausted and you need simple ways to keep your child busy while you work, wrap their gifts and make breakfast, lunch, and dinner. BrainLeap has a few creative ways to create structure in your child’s schedule when they’re not in school. 

4 fun energizers for your home Zoom classroom

The transition to remote learning this past year has been a challenge for many families. Getting your child up and ready for school in your house seems somehow even more difficult than when they had to get to school! 

If you’re a parent, working from home with your kids can make things even more difficult. Making sure they stay focused on the teacher, do their homework, and let’s be honest, even logging into Zoom can take hours of your day. So what can you do to keep them engaged with their school work?

Can Video Games Increase Cognitive Skills?

It’s OK! Play more video games (if they are the right kind)

Yes. We said it. Let your kids play video games.

While nearly every parenting book says that video games are harmful for your child and can cause issues with social skills, development, etc., most parenting books haven’t heard of the Attention Arcade. We created video games that actually help your child train attention skills which can benefit other areas of their lives. 

What are executive function skills?
kid playing video games

When children improve attention skills, they do better in school and in life.

When children improve attention skills, they do better in school and in life.