Handwriting Tips To Grow On

After reading Prewriting Tips to Grow On and working on these skills with your child, you should be on the right track to begin handwriting letters and numbers with your child. 1.       By 5, your child should begin writing numbers 1-5 and capital letters of his/her...

Prewriting Tips To Grow On

1.       By a young age, encourage your child to color and explore using paper and crayons as this is an integral part of your child’s prewriting and fine motor development. Continue working on purposeful scribbling, coloring in large/small shapes, drawing...

How Communication Affects Frustration and Behavior

Frustration. We all experience moments of frustration, but the way in which we each handle our frustrations is very different and also very important. When children experience moments of frustrations it may include behaviors such as yelling, screaming, crying,...

How Can I Help My Child Sit Still in Class?

1.       Understand the time your child should be able to attend to a seated task.                         1 year:                       1 minute                         2 years:                     2-4 minutes                         3 years:                      8...

Why Are Crawling And Creeping Important For Development?

Why are crawling and creeping important for development? February 23, 2018 / Diane L. Crecelius, PT, CEO It is important to remember that each stage of development builds on another.  Each step is important for its own reason part of which is to build strength and/or...

First Year Of Development

Parenting needs to come with a handbook.  How many times have you thought that? Here is some helpful developmental guidelines so you can become an informed parent.  Know what to encourage and when! By 6 months your child should: Sit alone for short periods Begin to...

Why Is Tummy Time Important?

Why is tummy time important? February 18, 2018 / Diane L Crecelius, PT, CEO Today parents are offered so many options for positioning for their babies.  You can place your baby in a swing, in a bouncy seat, in a stroller, in a car seat, in a Bumbo seat, in a Johnny...

Games Across The Years

Games encourage so many skills.  Socially games can encourage turn taking, patience to wait your turn, understanding of directions and so much more. The below games are just a few examples of games that can improve visual motor skills, hand eye coordination, and...

Toys Across the Ages

There are toys that last across the ages.  No age defines these toys but they are loved by the young and the old. I bet every child had a slinky.  Some were metal, some were plastic.  Some were big and some were small.  All were fun!  Figuring out how to get a slinky...

Musical Toys Enhance Child Development

Music is a great way to enhance child development.  Research has proven that children who play a musical instrument do better in math.  However, for the point of this blog, I am introducing music as a developmentally sensory experience. Musical instruments teach cause...