Deb's Blog

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.

Pulling to stand using furniture for children 7-12 months

June 1, 2020

Transitional gross-motor milestones – part 3 Welcome back to transitional gross motor milestones. So far, we have covered the motor…

Self-feeding for children aged 6 months to 4+ years

May 31, 2020

Self-feeding: part 2 Last week we discussed the first 4 months of your baby’s feeding development. This period focuses on…

Self-feeding for children aged 0-6 months

May 27, 2020

Self-feeding: part 1 It has been 2 weeks between blogs as life has gotten busy with our beginning the change…

Sitting the benefits of early strengthening

May 11, 2020

Last week we discussed crawling, the second transition. Today, we’ll talk about sitting, the benefits of early strengthening, and the…

Self-Care Sunday

May 10, 2020

Key takeaways: Why is self-care important? What is mindfulness and how do I practice it? How can I incorporate mindfulness…


May 4, 2020

Transitional gross-motor milestones – part 2 Last week I discussed rolling, the first movement transition. Once your baby has mastered…

Sunday Successes

May 4, 2020

Well done to all our wonderful parents!   I was just sitting down on Sunday afternoon in this COVID world…


April 27, 2020

Transitional gross-motor milestones – part 1 Today I am going to begin talking about how babies move from one position…

Joint Attention

April 20, 2020

Last week I discussed the use of gestures in key word signs in the development of early language. In this…

Gestures and/or Key Word Signs

April 14, 2020

Well we are well underway into our second week of teletherapy. Never has communication been so important at Therapies for…


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