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Children: Developmental Activities

OT activities for children from the American Occupational Therapy Association. Pins and repins do not imply endorsement.

Six ways bullying affects occupational performance for children & youth.

Twitter / AOTAInc: Six ways bullying affects ...

Your Kid's Table: Eating/Feeding Milestones for Babies and Toddlers

Eating/Feeding Milestones for Babies and Toddlers

A fidget toy is an object that can be provided to a child to regulate his need for movement and touch. This enhances his ability to remain calm, focused, and attentive. More at @The Inspired Treehouse


Tummy Time - Advice from a pediatric neurodevelopmental OT. @Tools to Grow, Inc.

Tummy Time | Blog | Tools To Grow, Inc.

Tummy Time for All Ages from @YourTherapySource (Adults - that means you too!).

Tummy Time Isn’t Just for Babies | Blog

The Recycling Occupational Therapist: Tummy Time Blog Hop and Baby's First Year

Terrific tummy time positions from @Your Kids OT.

Terrific Tummy Time Positions!

Five handy tips to help young left-handed writers.

Looking out for Lefties - Home Literacy Blueprint

b and d reversal game!! So super easy to play -- all you need is chalk! Using chalk, make b & d's in various sizes and colors. Call out a "b" or "d" and child has to run and stand on that letter. OR -- play Twister style, calling out a letter and a hand/foot (example, left hand b, right foot d). Works on so many skills and utilizes whole body learning! Can use other letters (ex/ p/q) and number combinations too! www.toolstogrowot...

The Secret To Perfect Parenting

The Secret To Perfect Parenting

A Case for Free Play in Summer: Children who engage in more free play have more highly developed self-directed executive function.

Why Free Play Is the Best Summer School

Activities and ideas from OTs to go with the four best things about summer (from a kid’s point of view!)—playing outside, no school, getting wet, and going on vacation!

Taking kids with autism out to a ball game. Parents of children on the autism spectrum often skip social situations out of fear. Dr. Wendy Ross wants her young patients with autism to have those experiences.

Taking autistic kids out to a ball game

Older kids or teens can help plan a day trip or staycation, which is a great and practical way to work on those executive function skills this summer! OT Cafe: Sunday Drive App Review.

OT Cafe: App of the Week | Sunday Drive

How to promote school readiness all summer long! 10 functional skills used every day in the school environment with some playful summer activities that will give the opportunity for practice and development of these skills.


Quick Tip: Teaching Kids How to Open Food Packages. "Milk cartons, yogurt cups, snack bags, bananas…all of them take some serious fine motor skills, motor planning, and strength to open! How many of you are still opening packages for your children?"

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Simple Steps To Help Your Child Tolerate Touch: OT Thrive Blog

Simple Steps To Help Your Child Tolerate Touch

30+ Homemade & Recycled Activity Ideas: OT bloggers share therapy activities using household items. (Thanks to @Christie {MamaOT} for permission to use photos).

Does your child put everything in their mouth? Try these 34 Edible Sensory Play Ideas for Kids.

34 Edible Sensory Play Ideas for Kids - hands on : as we grow

Your Kid's Table: Learn how gardening with kids can improve your kid's eating, especially the elusive picky eater!

Gardening with Kids: Improve Your Kid's Eating!