Category: PTC Blog
A Cheerleader for Your Child – Help for Home Program Success
Written by: Julianne Janiszewski PT, MSPT So, you have just started therapy with your child…well, welcome to the team! You have just joined a great group of dedicated professionals all working together to help your child succeed, and you are our MVP! This is because we all depend on you to help carry-over what we […]Read More
Let’s Move! Creative Ideas for Active Play
Written by: Angela Stinman, PTA With the possibility of playgrounds, pools, and splash pads being closed over the coming months, many parents are wondering “What will my kids do all summer?” There are still several ways to get out and be active at home all summer long. Going for walks, bike rides, and hiking are […]Read More
Little League Lacing
Written By: Ashley Grossenbacher, MOT, OTR/L My son loves sports and is missing playing team sports right now. I came up with this fun activity to combine his love of crafting and his love of sports…it was a hit! All you need is paper (the thicker the better, but any will work), scissors, a hole […]Read More
Written by: Angela Stinman, PTA With these long days at home, we are all getting a little stir crazy. Getting active is a great way to not only burn off some energy, but will also help curb some boredom. It is important to provide kids with both the encouragement and the opportunities for a variety […]Read More
Splish-Splash! Water Play Fun for Cool Kids
Written by: Angela Stinman, PTA No pool this summer? PTC has you covered! Here are several easy and creative water play activities that you can do in your own yard. These activities are not only frosty fun for the hot summer days ahead, but will also help your child work towards their physical therapy goals […]Read More
Cooking & Baking with Kids – Mix Up Some Fun!
Written By: Ashley Grossenbacher, MOT, OTR/L Cooking and baking are great activities for kids for a variety of reasons. These tasks help with fine motor skills, hand and arm strengthening, executive functioning, and provide great opportunities for sensory play. This weekend we made soft pretzels from scratch. We incorporated an educational piece into the activity […]Read More
Paper Plate Play
Written By: Ashley Grossenbacher, MOT, OTR/L All you need to get started are some scissors, crayons, or markers, white or construction paper, and a paper plate! You can add to the fun with popsicle sticks, tape or glue, pipe cleaners, extra beads or buttons, or any other craft or scrap material you have around the […]Read More
Who is that Man?…. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, It’s MAT MAN!
Written By: Kellie Costello, MOT, OTR/L Mat Man is a concept designed by the Learning Without Tears® (LWT – formerly Handwriting Without Tears) program as a fun way to work on body awareness while preparing children for other important pre-writing skills. Mat Man has a head, eyes, nose, mouth, ears, body, arms, hands, legs and […]Read More