Learn more about 1 and 2 year old milestones and what to expect during the toddler years. *This post contains affiliate links. Read more. Amazing changes happen as kids progress from 1 to 2 year old milestones! Your baby’s nerves and muscles learn to work together and motor skills start to take off! Toddler development happens right before your eyes as your baby gains balance, confidence, and independence. As toddlers' brains develop, so does their coordination and motor control.What are developmental milestones? Click the link to find all of our best resources and ... Read More about Toddler Development Stages: 1 and 2 year old milestones
If you like to use theraputty and play dough as hand strengthening tools during your therapy sessions - you won't want to miss this post! This post contains affiliate links. Read more. If there is one thing we do well here at The Inspired Treehouse, it's elevating creativity for therapists, lessening the stress of parents who are trying to find cool activities for kids, and alleviating all of the extra thought process involved in creating unique classroom activities as a teacher.Today’s post might be one of our most creative yet and we are excited to print this list to use it in our ... Read More about Hand Strengthening Tools: Manipulatives for Putty & Play dough
These health care worker discounts can be used by therapists to score deals on a wide range of name brand clothes and shoes that are perfect for wearing to school, the clinic, or the hospital! Whether you are a school based or a clinic therapist, shopping is always a good stress reliever! If you happen to be a school based therapist, like we are here at The Inspired Treehouse, back to school season lends itself to some new gear to dress the part. In our school district, scrubs are frowned upon, no matter how cute they make them these days. So, we try to dress cute but ... Read More about Health Care Worker Discounts for Work Clothes & Shoes!
These fun obstacle course activities are perfect for little astronauts in preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary school! *This post contains affiliate links. Read more. Kids will love pretending to explore outer space with these fun gross motor activities that target balance and coordination, strength, and more!Adding an imaginative element to an obstacle course is an awesome way to get kids interested and to motivate kids who might be reluctant to participate in gross motor activities. Set the obstacle course up with a story, telling kids that they are going to become ... Read More about Outer Space Obstacle Course Activities
We recently posted our top occupational therapy toys from Amazon, but we didn’t want all of you PTs out there to feel left out! Today’s focus is on finding the best physical therapy toys and tools on Amazon! We know that you already have all of the basics: cones, rings, balls, and stepping stones. So with this list, we set out to find some new things to add to your therapy bag! While finding unique physical therapy toys isn’t quite as easy as finding toys for OTs, we think we have a few tools on this list that you may not have thought of!And you won't want to miss these other fun ... Read More about Amazon’s Best Physical Therapy Toys & Tools
Amazon is a beast with anything and everything you could ever want for your therapy practice. I could spend hours browsing, chasing Instagram links and filling my cart.Since I am already doing the research, I thought it would be fun to share my favorite occupational therapy toys from Amazon to save you some time! This list includes the 15 best Amazon products that I have found that I think OTs should know about!And don't miss these other fun therapy supplies and product recommendations to make work and life a little more fun! The Best Occupational Therapy Toys on Amazon The Giiker ... Read More about Amazon’s Best Occupational Therapy Toys
These occupational therapy toys and physical therapy toys are all you need to create tons of fun and engaging activities for kids. Having access to a large treatment space with all of the latest and greatest therapy toys and equipment is truly amazing. Some therapists work in clinics, schools, and other settings where there is a budget that allows for everything they want to use in their practice. But for most therapists, this is not a reality. Our careers have been spent in settings where we’re largely responsible for purchasing our own equipment because there just isn’t ... Read More about Therapy toys & Supplies You Need in Your Bag This Year
To use these fun printable fine motor skills activities - all you need is the freebie, some velcro, and a set of building blocks! If you're looking for a fun and simple addition to your hands-on classroom centers or you need some fresh, new fine motor preschool activities to use in your classroom or therapy room, these free printable cards are ideal! Kids love building with blocks and there are so many fun activities with blocks for preschoolers and elementary aged kids! Today's activity is an awesome one for working on bilateral coordination, fine motor coordination, ... Read More about Block Building Printable Fine Motor Skills Activities