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The Building Blocks of Handwriting: Why Pre-Writing Strokes are Crucial

Did you know that before you expect a child to form letters and numbers, they should master pre-writing strokes?  There are 9 pre-writing strokes that include lines, curves and shapes which are the building blocks for handwriting skills.   Pre-writing strokes refer to a variety of simple lines, curves, and shapes that children learn to make before …

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Baby Registry Must Have Items

Pediatric Occupational Therapist Approved Newborn Baby Registry Items

Top 10 Pediatric Occupational Therapist Approved Baby Registry Essentials for a Newborn   Are you a soon-to-be parent searching for the best baby registry items, vetted by a pediatric occupational therapist? Look no further! As a pediatric OT and a parent myself, I’ve curated a list of 10 newborn must-have items that I absolutely adore …

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Halloween Fine Motor Ideas for Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Halloween Fine Motor Ideas for Pediatric Occupational Therapy Halloween festivities is the perfect time to enhance fine motor skills with play based therapy crafts and activities. Halloween is a season ripe with possibilities for fun themed activities in pediatric occupational therapy. Are you searching for fun, low prep activities that can help children develop essential motor …

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Pediatric Occupational Therapist Tools Designed By Pediatric Occupational Therapists

PEDIATRIC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TOOLS DESIGNED BY PEDIATRIC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS As a pediatric occupational therapist, I’m thrilled to share my favorite and most effective tools designed by fellow occupational therapist experts in the field. These handpicked products are things I am always reaching for as a pediatric occupational therapist who works in the school system and …

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Pediatric Occupational Therapy Amazon Prime Day Deals

Amazon Prime Day is here, and it’s the perfect opportunity for pediatric occupational therapists and parents to score incredible deals on essential items that support child development and therapy. I’m highlighting 5 areas of Prime Day deals approved by a pediatric occupational therapist. From toys and books to supplies and sensory tools, these deals are …

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Bilateral Motor Coordination Fine Motor Activities for Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Bilateral motor coordination skills is the ability to use and coordinate both side of the body in a symmetrical manner. In order to have bilateral motor coordination skills, you must have control at your shoulder allowing your hands to come together to midline to perform a task. The most common fine motor activities you will …

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Inside My Occupational Therapy Rolling Bag: Must-Have Toys for Pediatric Therapists

When it comes to pediatric occupational therapy, having the right tools and toys can make all the difference in creating engaging and effective therapy sessions. In this blog post, we’ll take a peek inside my occupational therapy rolling bag which I have had for 3+ years and explore my favorite developmental and therapeutic toys that …

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School Based Pediatric Occupational Therapist Go-To Supplies to Stay Organized

Are you transitioning to a school based setting? Working in the school system as a pediatric occupational therapist is an incredibly rewarding job! You will have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of children and help them achieve their full potential while collaborating with teachers, parents, speech language pathologist, physical therapist and so many …

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Organized Occupational Therapy Supplies with Photo Storage Boxes

If you work with children as a pediatric occupational therapist, occupational therapy assistant, teacher or homeschool parent you probably have a lot of school supplies, fine motor manipulatives and craft supplies. As a pediatric occupational therapist, your time is limited and you don’t have time to search for supplies. Storing all of your fine motor …

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