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NHSGGC KIDS
KIDS is a website supporting children and young people to develop skills for life, with info and advice for parents, carers, families & professionals.
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NHSGGC KIDS Oct 21
There are a number of reasons children can find paying attention challenging in school. We offer a number of downloadable information sheets on attention and concentration and staying alert/calm in the classroom.
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NHSGGC KIDS Oct 14
Everybody's sensory systems develop at different rates, and some people are more sensitive to certain sensory information than others. This is perfectly normal. Check out Joining in with Sensory Differences for more information.
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NHSGGC KIDS Oct 7
Is your child interested in learning to ride their bike? Have a look at our Active/Energetic play for strategies on learning to ride a bike and details on community resources which can support you to achieve independent bike riding with your child 🚲
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NHSGGC KIDS Oct 7
A child's main occupation is play. It is through play that children learn and practice new skills, make friends and find a sense of self. Have a look at our Play and Leisure section for more information and some activity suggestions on the types of play
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NHSGGC KIDS Oct 4
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NHSGGC KIDS Oct 2
Have you ever wondered how Occupational Therapy can help Children and Young People? Why not read our Royal College of Occupational Therapy (RCOT) leaflet which explains how we enable children to participate in their daily life.
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NHSGGC KIDS Sep 25
Developing scissor skills is an important milestone in a child’s life. By learning to use scissors they practice using a tripod grasp (using thumb, index and middle finger together) which then develops into the ideal grasp for writing.
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NHSGGC KIDS Sep 19
Replying to @MclarenJennie
Good luck Jennie....spread the word!!
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NHSGGC KIDS Sep 18
Jennie our project lead is sharing KIDS with children's occupational therapists around the UK at If you've used KIDS to learn a new skill or to teach a new skill to a child or young person. Tweet with to tell us about your experience.
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NHSGGC KIDS Sep 13
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NHSGGC KIDS Sep 4
Here is some information on holding a pencil ✏️ with great ideas and. activities for developing a good grip from the start, ready for writing
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NHSGGC KIDS Sep 2
Independent toileting is a very complex task with lots of complex steps. By 3 years your child may be able to use the toilet during the day with few accidents, but still need help with wiping and managing their clothes.
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NHSGGC KIDS Aug 28
By 5 years a child is learning to spread and cut with a knife. It is often not until they are around 7 years of age that a child can use a knife and fork together to cut up food. Click here for video with hints and tips on using a knife and fork together.
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NHSGGC KIDS Aug 21
Thank you Lindsay! We have now added ‘Making Sense of Your Sensory Behaviour’
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NHSGGC KIDS Aug 19
Now that school is back why not take a look at our resources for joining in at school. We cover subjects such as writing/drawing, scissor use, using IT and taking part in practical subjects...
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NHSGGC KIDS Aug 12
Are you feeling frustrated with shoelaces? 👟 Why not try this new method to tie your shoelaces which can work for right and left handed people. For more shoelace videos click the link below:
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NHSGGC KIDS Aug 12
Does your child need some assistance to do their own buttons? Have a look at our managing buttons section which provides some activity suggestions and videos with step by step instructions on how to master this skill.
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NHSGGC KIDS Aug 12
Would you like to be able to tie your own school tie? Have a look at our new video which will show you step by step instructions on how to achieve a neat tidy tie. Remember Practice Makes Perfect ! Find our school tie videos here -
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NHSGGC KIDS Aug 12
Is your child starting nursery soon? Have a look at our Moving On To Nursery Questionnaire which is designed to provide you with activity ideas to help your child develop skills so they can join in at nursery.
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NHSGGC KIDS Jul 31
Starting secondary school in August? Try out some of our organisation strategies at
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