iPad app for Visual Skills and Letter Reversals: “LetterReflex”

LetterReflex: app for helping kids who struggle with letter reversals

If you are raising or working with a child who frequently reverses letters, numbers, or words when writing, then the LetterReflex iPad app may be for you. (It is also available for iPhone, but I would recommend using it on a larger screen due to the nature of the games). I was recently asked to review ...

How to Sneak Fine Motor Skills into Gross Motor Play

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Parents and teachers often ask me how they can incorporate more fine motor practice into their child's or student's day. Well, try this one thing: Sneak fine motor practice into their gross motor play! Many kiddos I work with struggle to sit still, focus, or follow adult-directed tasks, and their fine motor development suffers as a result. That's ...

Diaper Rash Home Remedies

Mama OT: Diaper rash home remedies

Diaper rash is miserable. It's a totally common irritation of the skin in the diaper region that can be caused by a number of factors such as a too-tight diaper that inhibits air flow, a soiled diaper left on too long, antibiotics being taken by baby or nursing mother (which is then passed to baby), ...

iPad App for Fine Motor Skills: Dexteria

Dexteria fine motor app

There are a TON of apps out there that claim to be educational in some way, but is there specifically an iPad app for fine motor skills? Yes! Dexteria is an app that was designed in consultation with licensed Occupational Therapists to help develop fine motor skills, dexterity, and handwriting readiness in children and adults. It contains ...

Use Fresh Food Feeders to Introduce Solid Foods to Baby

Mesh fresh food feeder

If you care for a baby who is relatively new to solids or is teething, then these these mesh fresh food feeders are for you! I love them because: You can introduce baby to new flavors, with a significantly reduced risk of choking. Some great foods to start with are soft foods like bananas, avocado, (clean right away ...