Friday, June 02, 2006

The Family Corner - summer

Transition from School Year to Summer

Occupational therapists promote a work/play balance. Our lives become stressful or disrupted if this balance tips in one direction or the other. Dr. Mel Levine talks about this in his article titled "A Balanced Summer" found at:

Summer is an opportunity to build many skills even though your children are not in school. Please remember to allow for down time, freedom from adult supervised activities. This is when creativity is fostered through imaginary play, engaging in self motivated projects, or lying and looking up at the clouds.