April is Occupational Therapy Month, so in honor of that, I thought I would do a series on what Occupational Therapy is and highlight some of the areas of practice that OTs work in. What is Occupational Therapy? Before we get into what Occupational Therapists (OTR/L) and Occupational Therapy … [Read more...] about What is Occupational Therapy?
I want to talk today about vision development in your child. We'll also take a look at how watching tv or playing video games at a young age affects your child's learning and behavior. Children watch more tv and play more video games than in any other time period. Unfortunately, a lot of … [Read more...] about Vision Development in Your Child
Today we are going to be looking at typical fine motor activities for preschoolers, or ages 4-6. This was my favorite age group to work with when I was working in the school system as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers Age 4 puts a key in a lock and … [Read more...] about Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers – Ages 4-6
Here are some fine motor activities that help to develop fine motor skills for ages 2-4. Please refer to my Age Appropriate Skill List for ages 0-6 to see what are age appropriate fine motor skills for your child. Fine Motor Activity Ideas for Ages 2-4 For review, let's look at what your two … [Read more...] about Fine Motor Activity Ideas for 2-4 Year Olds
Why is crawling so important and why should we encourage our babies to crawl? Why is Crawling Important for Babies? Crawling is one of the most "essential developmental phases for optimal future learning.” writes Sharon Promislow, an educational Kinesiologist and Educational Consultant. It … [Read more...] about Why is Crawling Important for Babies?
Even from just a few months old, babies are developing fine motor skills. It is important to include opportunities for your baby to practice their fine motor skills throughout their day. It is really easy to do and below I am going to give you some fine motor activities for ages 0-2. You can also … [Read more...] about Fine Motor Activities for Ages 0-2