When I first heard about "The Ultimate Guide to Brain Breaks", I knew this book would be a great addition to my resources as an Occupational Therapy Assistant and new mom. Brain Breaks aren't just for kids; everyone can benefit from Brain Breaks to help with learning. I received a … [Read more...] about Everyone Needs “Brain Breaks”!
Is crawling really that important to your baby's development? The question I seem to get asked most these days is, "Is she walking yet?" Walking is a major milestone, but let's not forget about the equally important skill of crawling. Today I am going to share 3 tips on how to encourage your baby to … [Read more...] about 3 Tips to Help Your Baby Crawl!
Today's scooter board activity for kids is a fun one; an obstacle course relay. This idea came from Christi, a Physical Therapy Assistant I co-treat with on Wednesdays. It actually wasn't our plan for the day, but we lost our room to a classroom needing to use it, so we ended up in a resource … [Read more...] about Scooter Board Activity for Kids: Obstacle Course Relay
There are always great fine motor activities out there for kids, but it is always fun to do a special twist on them for a holiday or special event. Today I have a round up of Valentine's Day activities for kids for fine motor skill practice. 10 Valentine's Day Activities to Improve Fine … [Read more...] about 10 Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids for Fine Motor Skills
I love using scooter boards in Occupational Therapy. Not only are scooter boards great for bilateral coordination, crossing midline skills, eye-hand coordination, and more in kids with special needs, scooter board activities for kids, in general, but are also a fun and easy way to work on some great … [Read more...] about Winter Themed Scooter Board Activity for Kids
Crossing midline is something that all of us do every day without even realizing it. You may not realize it because it is an integrated movement in our bodies from childhood. Today I am going to share 10 crossing midline exercises for kids. I also have a free download of 20 crossing midline … [Read more...] about 10 Crossing Midline Exercises For Kids