This is one of our favorite printable Halloween activities - a cute little ghost that will help kids practice cutting skills! Halloween is just around the corner, and that means it's time to embrace the spooktacular spirit with creative and educational activities. Among the many traditions associated with Halloween, crafting stands out as a fantastic way to celebrate this ghoulish holiday. Kids Halloween crafts not only ignite a child's imagination but also offer opportunities to work on important developmental skills. In today's post, we'll explore one of our favorite printable Halloween ... Read More about Printable Halloween Activities: Ghost Cutting Craft
It’s that time of year when the line is blurred between witch's hats and Santa hats! So many people start their holiday shopping in October to get a jump on sales or to spread out their spending.It is definitely a time of overwhelm and exhaustion as you search for that favorite gift (or therapy bag addition) at the best price for your kids at home or at work!Today, we are taking some of the pressure off of your scrolling and spending by sharing some great kids toys under $25! Great Kids Toys Under $25 Pop-It Go Multi-colored lights and 3 interactive game modes make this pocket size ... Read More about Great Kids Toys Under $25!
If you are a therapist, parent or teacher you know that budgets are tight and time is even tighter. We have been bombarded on social media, tv, and in the mail by the upcoming Amazon Prime Big Deal Days! Did you get that massive catalog?!?! WOW! (You can check out our list of Amazon Prime Day Best Deals for Kids here!)Today, we are saving you hours on the clock and money in your wallet with a list of our favorite things that we use every single day in our practice and homes that will be on sale for this big Amazon event. Prime Deals for Therapists, Parents & Teachers Scotch ... Read More about Prime Deals for Therapists, Parents & Teachers
There's no better way to stock up for holidays and birthdays than with these Amazon Prime Day Best Deals for Kids!We have channeled our psychic abilities (and years of experience as pediatric PTs and OTs) to read kids' minds, creating a list of the toys that your kids want most!We have taken the guess work out of the wow-factor and made this super easy for you.The best part is that during Prime Deal Days, the prices are amazing!Scroll to find our list of Amazon Prime Day Best Deals for Kids! Spike The Fine Motor Hedgehog Build fine motor skills with chunky, peg-shaped pieces that fit ... Read More about Amazon Prime Day Best Deals for Kids
Want to learn more about how to support your toddler in achieving milestones? Read more about this important (and often missed) aspect of child development. Your toddler is probably a bit of a mover and a shaker these days! They have progressed through those baby milestones from rolling to crawling to standing to walking and now, it’s hard to keep track of them as they use their newfound mobility to move like a mini tornado through your home! [You can learn more about children's developmental milestones here.]You have spent countless hours hunched over, holding their hands while ... Read More about 10 Best Core Strengthening Activities for Toddlers
Use these red flags to help identify kids who need to work on hand strengthening, and then you can introduce fun and playful activities geared toward building hand strength! When I first meet a student in my school-based OT practice, the first thing I ask the child is if they know what OT is. Most often, the answer is no, so over the years, I’ve developed a super simple way to explain what an occupational therapist does in the school setting: I ask the child to name all of the things they can think of that they use their hands for during the school day. And then, like magic, ... Read More about Hand Strengthening: Red Flags for Kids
In this post, you'll find information about development during the preschool years, including 3 year old milestones all the way up to 5 year old milestones! Kids make SO many rapid developmental gains as they move through the preschool milestones. Between the ages of 3 and 5, children refine skills like balance and coordination and they become a lot more confident too. We have lots of fun preschool activities at home, at school, and in the therapy room that can help to support these areas of development.Here's what to expect regarding preschool developmental milestones. The ... Read More about Preschool: 3 Year Old Milestones to 5 Year Old Milestones
Learn about weak core symptoms so you can tell if your baby or toddler needs to work on strengthening the core muscles. You have so much going on with so many balls in the air as you navigate the child development journey with your baby. Every developmental milestone is a huge deal and it feels like they are coming so fast! You anticipate every movement, every smile, every new word. [You can learn more about developmental milestones here!] And you worry. Is my child developing as she should? Is there anything that isn’t quite right that might show up ... Read More about Weak Core Symptoms in Babies and Toddlers