Julianne Janiszewski PT, MSPT A play gym is a versatile piece of equipment that can be used throughout your baby’s first year and can also be used as an incentive for playing in many positions that promote strengthening and skill development. For the most versatility, choose a play gym that allows you to interchange the […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Written By: Lori Podany, OTD, OTR/L To all our amazing parents and caregivers that have jumped into teletherapy with us – we are so grateful for you! We could not do this without you, and we know that you have likely found yourself in many new roles between working from home, assisting with therapy, and […]