The girls came down with some long-lasting fevers and coughs this past week, so we’re finally coming around to our In-Sync activities. It’s hard to get your kids moving, when all they want to do is sleep it off on the couch. But now we’re up and running and trying something new.Continue reading
Since April was National #OTMonth, I wanted to switch gears from our usual parenting library. So for this edition of Child(ish) Reads, I bring you “Patti reads an OT book”.
I asked Mary for a few title recommendations on occupational therapy concepts that could help the everyday parent understand child development, and I landed on:
Growing an In-Sync Child: Simple, Fun Activities to Help Every Child Develop, Learn, and Grow
by Carol Kranowitz and Joye Newman
“Never before had I felt that I was doing so bad at something I longed to be good at.” –Michaeleen Doucleff, author of Hunt, Gather, Parent
Last time we checked, babies didn’t come with instructions. So, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and revert to a “worst-case scenario” mindset when anything and everything goes wrong.Continue reading
I can’t tell you how many times I heard “Wait until you have kids” in the first 7 years of my OT career.
I have a Bachelors in Health Science, a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy, and countless hours of continuing education and certifications specializing in pediatrics. I am a child development professional. What does it mean, “wait until I have kids”?Continue reading
First, your baby’s rolling, then sitting, and now trying to crawl. All of these development skills build on each other and take time to integrate.
Help them out by trying these tips:Continue reading