Here you will find many of the products I recommend to my patients or ones I use myself for my little ones. They are great ways to work on skills and foster proper development.
THIS is offers a great space for relaxation and sensory decompression. Great for many ages!
THIS is the swing I use in the clinic and is a favorite for most of my clients. It provides deep pressure input while also giving opportunities to swing!
THIS is a great versatile ball that can be used for activities, alternative seating, or to provide pressure input to your kiddo! I like this shape as it's safer if you're not around to help your child.
THIS fun silly game has a way of capturing the attention of almost all kids. It requires use of tweezers shaped like a squirrel to work on fine motor skills. Super fun and super motivating!
THIS is a game you simply can't go wrong with. It's great for family game night and not only works on fine motor skills but overall body awareness and impulse control.
THIS is a game that continues to surprise me. It's one of the most requested to play. Great for working on index isolation as well as bilateral coordination when trying to catch the jumping bear.
THIS is a fun new take on Kerplunk. Moving slowly to keep the bees from waking. Setting up this game is just as therapeutic (if not more so) than play itself. Lots of fine motor skills addressed here!
THIS simple and classic activity is great for fine motor skills, bilateral coordination, and visual motor skills. You can change up how to lace the boards and see if your kiddo can find errors as they go.
THIS is a great way to work on fine motor and visual motor skills. You can get creative, too, by having your child design their own creation and then have them draw what they made. another great way to incorporate those visual skills.
THIS is a great way to work on crawling! If you've followed me you know how important crawling is for development for babies and older kids. The tunnel is a great motivating way to encourage crawling and create some awesome obstacle courses!
THIS is one of my favorite ways to work on upper body strengthening. You can get creative with how you use it by adding in a metronome to match the beat or move your arms in other directions to zoom the ball back and forth!
THIS is a great alternative to being outdoors in nature and working on balance and motor planning. The varying heights add to the challenge while hopping from one stone to the next. Great to add into an obstacle course with a tunnel, puzzle, or trampoline.
THIS is a fun way to work on those gross motor coordination skills. All you need is flat ground! You propel yourself by moving your feet back and fort and creating momentum.
THIS classic gym fav is great to work on motor skills and strength. I typically use this by having kids lay on their rummy and move the scooter with their hands. It's a great way to work on hand and upper body strength.
THIS is a great way to get your kiddo moving and challenging their motor coordination. Weight bearing through our hands and climbing is so important for hand development and core strength! I love that this is versatile too and can be folded for storage.
THIS has become a trendy product and for good reason!! I used this product daily with my little one adapting it to each stage of infancy. It's the perfect spot for floor time with lots of sensory experiences.
THIS is one of the few containers I approve as a therapist. Its design allows for optimal hip position for development an allows for trunk rotation with less limitation compared to other seats. I loved to used this while my daughter was learning to sit up and was a convenient on the go high chair, too!
THIS is another trendy item and it holds up to the hype! After researching many brands out there, I decided on the Figgy for a few reasons. I love that the 4 main cushions can be detached from one another offering more creativity. It's a bonus that its Velcro connectors offer opportunities for fine motor strengthening! The many configurations makes this awesome for little ones learning to crawl, pull to stand, and climb all the way up to older kids who are limited only by their imagination!
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