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. Key takeaways The stages of learning to sit: 4-6 months, 7-9 months, 10-12 months How to help your baby learn to sit…

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Key takeaways: Why is self-care important? What is mindfulness and how do I practice it? How can I incorporate mindfulness into my busy life?   Hi TFK Fam! Julia here, taking over for Deb today so she can get busy making TFK even better. On Sundays, we often do Sunday Successes, but today I’m going…

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Transitional gross-motor milestones – part 2 Last week I discussed rolling, the first movement transition. Once your baby has mastered this skill, they tend to spend more time on their tummy as they can move so freely. Now babies quickly start to move. Often the first way babies learn to get around is by creeping,…

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Well done to all our wonderful parents!   I was just sitting down on Sunday afternoon in this COVID world thinking of all the parents we have been working with through Telehealth. I have been so humbled by the patience, love, and commitment of everyone I’ve seen when I’ve popped into sessions.   I can’t…

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Transitional gross-motor milestones – part 1 Today I am going to begin talking about how babies move from one position to another. These movements are called transitions. We transition from one movement to another hundreds of times a day. We go from rolling over in bed, lying to sitting up, from sitting to standing, standing to squat to…

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Last week I discussed the use of gestures in key word signs in the development of early language. In this blog I mention the importance of joint attention.    What is joint attention? Joint attention is the ability to share a common focus on something with someone else (this includes people, objects, concepts, events, etc).…

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Well we are well underway into our second week of teletherapy. Never has communication been so important at Therapies for Kids than now. With the advent of Teletherapy for Kids, our hands cannot touch your child. Our cupboards of toys, puzzles, books (though emptier) are still mainly waiting in the rooms. Therefore, to allow us…

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So week 2 of my regular blog. The plan is to elaborate on Milestone Monday. Last week’s milestone was tummy time. It’s a subject that every new carer is invested in but the messages that you hear can be mixed and any child’s reaction to their carers introduction of tummy time can be so varied…from…

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I’m sure you’re asking “what are you talking about?”. Simply put it’s when babies are moved from one container to another throughout the day (Container Baby Shuffle) and they develop certain symptoms as a result. Container Baby Syndrome / Container Baby Shuffle happens easily, it is part of our day to day reality, and part…

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After trialling different houses in the Inner West, Therapies for Kids (TFK) has finally found its “forever home” in our beautiful new “shed” in Leichhardt. It sounds simple, but walk through the door and a whole therapeutic world emerges over 3 levels. For those who need help to access the different levels we have our…

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