Child Development Tips

Tips for interactive reading

I am frequently asked how often, how much, and where to practice therapy. Parents are often shown therapy in a setting which doesn’t always translate into their daily lives and as such find it hard to carry out important skill learning with their child. Here are 7 ways to help make therapy a fun and easy part of your daily routine.

The F-words for child development

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

Tips for toilet training your toddler

We often get asked when a parent should be worried about toilet training for their child. Like all developmental milestones, each child is individual in the time they are ready. Some children start being interested in toilet training as early as 18 months, but anywhere up to 3.5 years is okay.

Preparing for the transition from daycare to school

Transitioning from daycare to preschool is one of the biggest milestones in any family and at TFK we feel that supporting children to make this transition successfully helps set the foundation for a lifetime of learning.

The magic of tummy time for babies

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

Container play and posting play for children

At TFK we love to see our babies, toddlers, and pre-schoolers play posting games. It begins from about 12-15 months and involves dropping or “posting” objects into different containers (e.g. a bowl). Children still play posting games in more complex ways into preschool.

Importance of crossing the midline

Often at TFK you will hear a therapist say “Great crossing over” or “This week we’ll work on crossing the middle.” So, what is it?

Benefits of pretend/imaginary play

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

Sitting the benefits of early strengthening

Last week we discussed crawling, the second transition. Today, we’ll talk about sitting, the benefits of early strengthening, and the reward of seeing your baby interact with the world from an upright position.

Tummy Time

So week 2 of my regular blog. The plan is to elaborate on Milestone Monday. Last week’s milestone was tummy time.

Your Guide To Pencil Grasp Development

A pencil grasp is one component of handwriting. Children move through various stages of grasp which is important for overall development.

School Readiness

School Readiness, what is it ? School readiness refers to the fine and gross motor, language and communication, self help and emotional…

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