Therapeutic Benefits of Exploring Nature

Therapeutic Benefits of Exploring Nature

Today I am thrilled to have TimberNook founder Angela Hanscom here to share her occupational therapy perspective about the therapeutic benefits of exploring nature! . . . . . Imagine pulling off your socks and shoes, stepping onto a mossy covered log, and walking in your bare feet. You experience sensations of dry, rough, warm bark on ...

Therapeutic Benefits of Rock Climbing

Learn all the reasons why rock climbing is such an amazing therapeutic and developmental activity for kids.  #childdevelopment #pediOT

Today I am excited to have occupational therapist Claire Heffron discuss the therapeutic benefits of rock climbing as we continue in our series on the therapeutic benefits of recreational activities! . . . . . I was first introduced to rock climbing in graduate school, when a few of my adventurous friends from occupational therapy school invited me to the ...

Therapeutic Benefits of Playing at the Park

A pediatric occupational therapist explains why playing at the park is so beneficial and therapeutic for child development! #pediOT #childdevelopment #sensory

Today we continue in our series on the therapeutic benefits of recreational activities! I am excited to have Cindy from Your Kids OT here to share all about the therapeutic benefits of playing at the park! . . . . . Playgrounds and parks have always been a place for families to gather to enjoy their natural surroundings, ...

Don’t Be Bored!: 40+ Fun Summer Activities for Kids

40+ therapist-approved summer activities to keep your kid from getting bored, while also promoting fine motor, gross motor, and sensory development! #pediOT #summer #sensory

Are you looking for summer activities to ward off boredom at home while also supporting your child’s development over the summer? If so, then you’ve come to the right place! Last summer a mom-friend of mine filled a big jar with kid-friendly summer activity ideas written on strips of paper, and she labeled the jar, “DON’T ...

Therapeutic Benefits of Horseback Riding

Therapeutic benefits of horseback riding #pediOT #pediPT #childdevelopment

This week we are continuing our series on the therapeutic benefits of recreational activities, and today occupational therapist Amy Schelert is here to discuss the therapeutic benefits of horseback riding for individuals with and without special needs! . . . . . When I began working with horses, little did I know I would watch a boy ...

Therapeutic Benefits of Swimming

Therapeutic Benefits of Swimming

Today I am excited to launch a new series on my blog all about the therapeutic benefits of recreational activities! First up: SWIMMING. And here to discuss the therapeutic benefits of swimming is physical therapist, blogger, and owner of Starfish Therapies, Stacy Menz. . . . . . Swimming is one of the recreational activities that I ...

Does Crawling Matter?: An Occupational Therapist Explores the Benefits of Crawling

Benefits of crawling

Welcome to PART 2 of my 3-part series on crawling! In Part 1, I discussed how crawling develops. If you haven't read Part 1 yet, I strongly suggest you go back and take a look at it by CLICKING HERE before continuing with this post. (You'll get to see some cute baby photos and video ...

To the Mom Who Had a C-Section: You are NOT a Failure

To the Mom Who Had a C-Section: You are NOT a Failure. Your birth story does NOT define who you are as a parent. #pregnancy #babies #csection

I didn't know much about c-sections before I had kids. When I was pregnant with my first baby, I was a second year student in OT school, immersed in a world of health education, research, and child development. I was completing my final clinical fieldwork experience, an awesome 8-month rotation at a pediatric therapy clinic. I was ...