Benefits of Reading to your Kids

They become better readers themselves It's pretty intuitive — if you read to your child consistently, they'll be more capable of reading on their own. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) urges doctors to encourage parents to read to their kids to boost their...

Autism-friendly ideas for Halloween!

Let your child practice wearing their costume at home. This gives you time to make any last minute modifications and time for your child to get used to it. Write a social narrative describing what your child will do on Halloween. Read the story several times before...

About Fidget Spinners

According to an article found in Livescience, this season's hottest toy is marketed as an antidote for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, and autism — but it's also being banned in classrooms across the country. "Fidget spinners" are small,...

What is Speech Apraxia?

Speech Apraxia is a type of motor speech disorder that can be caused by neurological damage, genetic disorders, metabolic disorders or seizure disorders.  When a child has apraxia, his/her brain has difficulty coordinating movements of the mouth to produce speech. ...

Let’s have a Picnic!

Developing Feeding Skills Picnics can be a wonderful sensory experience for children. They practice many skills; from self feeding, to exploring with novel foods and sharing. Children with feeding difficulties and babies developing feeding skills need exposure,...

What’s New at InterPlay!

InterPlay is proud to announce our latest news. We are continuing to offer our Rainbow Kids Yoga group. This was a success during the summer and we want to still run this group during the school year when children, more than ever, need an outlet for the stress and...

Playing in Today’s Electronic World.

Every time I go out I see more and more children with iPods, iPads, iPhones, DSs and many other electronic devices in their hands. As I waited to be seated at a restaurant, I watched three siblings “playing” each with their own “screen”, while their poor Barbie dolls...

Children’s Yoga at InterPlay

We Are Happy To Introduce Our New "Yoga Groups for Kids" With much excitement we started our Yoga Group today!! We had a lot of fun learning many yoga poses as we "traveled to the beach", collecting shells and pretending to be many sea animals and many other cool...