Category: Gross Motor Skills

Giant Shape Matching

by: Paige Troutman, OT Graduate Student Giant Shape Match Activity

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A Few of Our Favorite Toys 2015

The holidays are here!  As pediatric therapists, we are often asked about toys.  We want toys that are fun, functional and work on a variety of developmental skills.  Here is a great checklist created by American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

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5 Skills Targeted with Bean Bags

Bean bags are great toys for kids of all ages.  There are several different ways you can play with them to work on a variety of different skills.  Here are 5 different skills you can work on while playing with

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A Few of Our Favorite Toys!

We love toys.  We especially love toys that work on your child’s developmental skills.  This year, the therapy team from Brightsong went shopping at The Sensory Shop in Southaven, Mississippi.  They have some fabulous toys that are great for all

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Ways to Use a Phone Book to Help Your Child’s Development

Materials needed:  phone books and duct tape.  Wrap the phone books in fun colored duct tape. It might seem unusual, but phone books can a great tool to use to help your child’s development.  Phone books come in a variety

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Working on Your Child’s Development at the Playground

Visits to the playground can be great fun for you and your child.  The playground is full of wonderful opportunities for language development and motor skills!

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Do’s and Don’ts for Protecting Your Child’s Joints

Written By:  Hannah Taylor, DPT Brightsong, LLC Physical Therapist Joint protection is important for children in order to prevent damage to their growing bones.  A joint is defined as the point where 2 bones are attached in order to permit

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