Nicole Katzenellenbogen

Nicole is an Occupational Therapist who is passionate about working with babies and young children. She brings practical, play-led advice that shares tools parents can use in playtime to foster and nurture their toddler’s development.

Articles written by Nicole

Supporting social play: What is it and how we can help our kids learn?
I will admit I am slightly obsessed with play. Play is a child’s occupation. It is how they learn, grow, interact, integrate knowledge, role play feelings and situations and make friends. Play should be part of all of our lives where possible. Luckily, being parents means that we get to play all over again, this time with even more awareness of its power.
7 ways to integrate play into our kids day
It goes without saying that fitting everything into our day can be overwhelming as a parent. We have to remember so many things from schedules, meals, laundry, their social calendars and feeding our children semi-healthy food. While we know that setting aside 10 to 20 minutes a day for focused, uninterrupted and engaged playtime without children is vital, this is sometimes lost or not...