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The F-words for child development

January 20, 2021

Research in childhood disability has identified six F-words that should be the focus for development. These include Function, Family, Fitness,…

Tips for toilet training your toddler

October 14, 2020

We often get asked when a parent should be worried about toilet training for their child. Like all developmental milestones,…

Intensive Paediatric Therapy – helping Harry ride his bike

October 12, 2020

Harry is four-years-old with a condition called Prader-Willi Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder affecting development and growth. For Harry, the…

7 tips to successfully build therapy/skill practice into your daily routine

October 6, 2020

I am frequently asked how often, how much, and where to practice therapy. Parents are often shown therapy in a…

Preparing for the transition from daycare to school

September 21, 2020

Transitioning from daycare to preschool is one of the biggest milestones in any family and at TFK we feel that…

The magic of tummy time for babies

September 14, 2020

At TFK we are constantly talking about tummy time for babies. There are so many reasons why tummy time is…

Jumping milestones for children 18 months to 5+ years

August 31, 2020

Jumping develops once your toddler is walking, going up and down stairs, trotting, and walking on their toes. Toddlers begin…

Container play and posting play for children

August 25, 2020

At TFK we love to see our babies, toddlers, and pre-schoolers play posting games. It begins from about 12-15 months…

Importance of crossing the midline

August 24, 2020

Often at TFK you will hear a therapist say “Great crossing over” or “This week we’ll work on crossing the…

How pretend play develops

August 20, 2020

Following up on last Monday’s blog post – “Benefits of pretend/imaginary play,” here is a table on how pretend play…

Benefits of pretend/imaginary play

August 10, 2020

A couple weeks ago I discussed the development of social play. This week I will discuss a type of play…

First Riverina Clinic intensive

August 4, 2020

A very different milestone this week for fun. This week is a milestone for TFK as we will be running…

Social stages of play for children 0-6+ years

July 27, 2020

Any activity that your child does (whether organised or unstructured) that they find fun is considered play. Play is much…

Walking milestones for children 0-15 months

July 20, 2020

Over the past few months, I have been exploring developmental achievements of babies in the first 12-18 months in the…

Pointing for children 5-18 months

July 13, 2020

An important social and language/communication milestone Over the past weeks I have been discussing the importance of the combination of…

Independent standing milestones for children 0-12 months

July 6, 2020

In the last 2 weeks we have had a number of our little people at TFK achieve independent standing. Such…

Fine motor skills table

June 23, 2020

Fine Motor Skills for Children Aged 6-9 Months Fine Motor Skills for Children Aged 9-12 Months

Fine motor skills for children 6-12 months

June 22, 2020

Last week we discussed fine motor development in the first 6 months and the importance of vision and gross motor…

Hand skills for children aged 0-6 months

June 15, 2020

For the next couple weeks, we will discuss the development of fine motor skills in the first 12 months of…

Early climbing for children aged 8-12 months

June 9, 2020

Welcome back to transitional gross motor milestones. Your babies are far more mobile now! Which is so much fun but also means you may have to have a closer, watchful eye on those moving little people.


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