Skip links
%Mate_Title%
Mama OT

Occupational Therapy blog with tips and tricks for those who care for children

Main navigation
%Mate_Title% 12 Baby Play Ideas Using Household Items by 2 Comments

Finding the perfect baby toys can feel overwhelming, can’t it? One of the things I’ve learned as a mom and pediatric Occupational Therapist is that babies often enjoy — and prefer! — playing with everyday, ordinary stuff that’s laying around the house. That laundry basket? Toy. That baby wipes container? Toy. That kitchen pot? Toy. That cardboard box?…

Read More »

%Mate_Title% 10 Traits of a Great OT by Leave a Comment

Today I welcome guest blogger Stacy Turke, OTR/L! Stacy’s 30+ years as an occupational therapist have taught her what it really takes to be a great OT. She’s learned that occupational therapy practitioners are passionate, generous, versatile…wait, I don’t want to give too much away! Go for it, Stacy! . . . . . After spending…

Read More »

%Mate_Title% 10 Tips to Help You Rock Your Occupational Therapy Fieldwork! by 3 Comments

Jessica is a first year OT student who will be starting her Level II fieldwork in an acute care hospital setting. She is super nervous because she is shy and gets nauseous at the sight of blood. Jeff is a second year OT student who will be starting his Level II fieldwork in a skilled nursing…

Read More »

%Mate_Title%

%Mate_Title%

Rainbow Printables for Fine Motor Skills by 2 Comments

Spring is near and it’s a great time to transition from heart-themed activities to rainbow-themed ones! I’ve created a pack of FREE printable rainbow templates you can download and use for fine motor activities with the kids in your life! I initially created these so we could build rainbows out of Fruit Loops! This was specifically for…

Read More »

%Mate_Title% 3 Things You’ll Learn in “Fine Motor ABC” by Leave a Comment

Have you been looking for an easy way to support your kids’ fine motor development? Fine Motor ABC is your answer. Written by a pediatric Occupational Therapist, this short picture book gets right to the heart of how to support fine motor skills children need for everyday activities such as playing, feeding, dressing, cutting, writing, and…

Read More »

%Mate_Title% The Handwriting Book: The Ultimate Guide to Handwriting Help by Leave a Comment

As a pediatric Occupational Therapist, I often receive questions from concerned parents and teachers about whether children are on track with their handwriting development. Sometimes kids’ handwriting difficulties are due to the fact that they are not yet developmentally ready to begin handwriting instruction. Or sometimes it’s because they don’t have a good gross motor…

Read More »

%Mate_Title% %Mate_Keyword% %Mate_Description% Keyboarding Modifications to Help Kids with Typing by 2 Comments

With each passing year, technology becomes a more critical part of students’ educational programs. This is especially true for children who struggle with handwriting. Keyboarding is often suggested as an alternative or supplement to pen-and-paper writing for children with disabilities. But what if a child also struggles with typing, or with learning how to type?…

Read More »

%Mate_Title% 50+ OT-Recommended Gifts to Get Kids MOVING! by Leave a Comment

Looking for a toy to keep the kids in your life active? Then check out these OT-recommended gifts to get kids MOVING! The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommends that children and adolescents should get at least 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day. This includes activities that promote aerobic exercise (vigorously…

Read More »

%Mate_Title%
Puma 367323 Zapatos de Estar en Casa, Bebé-Niña Paradise Pink-paradise Pink Puma Roma Basic Jr Chukka - chamarra para niño Night Sky-puma White , Hatley Little Girls Pink Bear Slouch Slipper Panda , Zapatos de mujer Sandalias de PU de verano nuevas Zapatos de señoras de la hebilla inferior gruesa informal punta abierta sandalia (tamaño : 39) - Botas de neopreno con espuma viscoelástica para niños de West Chief Chloe Dot , Comodos zapatos de niño piel perforado marino - 0480AL2114910322314 - Su Favorita Northside Frosty Pink/Turquoise Prettyia Zapatos de Niños Niñas Unisexó Llevaron Zapatillas Luminosas Ligeros Moda Accesorios Cómodo - Azul, 25 Azul Nike Air Jordan 1 Mid - 554725049 Negros AdtecWomen s 6" Work Hiker Brown-W - para mujer, 6" Work Hiker marrón-w Para mujer Crazy Horse Timberland PRODRCTATTCH8 - Tb038022242 Hombres Marrón , Carhartt Men s 6 fuerza BLK CMP toe-m negro (Black Coated Leather) , Georgia Gb00092 - Bota de Pantorrilla para Hombre Marrón , RockyMobilite Eight Inch ST-M - Mobilite Eight Inch St-m Hombres Marrón André Badi Tiaret Mocasines para Hombre Café Argán , Flexi Guayaquil 47506 Zapato Con Agujetas - Choclo Sneaker Para Hombre Tan , WolverineW02780 Javelina-M - W02780 Javelina-m Hombres Café Oscuro , Townforst Men s Oil Resistant Shoes ST W422B Non Slip Work Safety Steel Toe Lace up Shoes Georgia bota de los hombres g9382 Logger trabajo zapato, color Marrón, talla 10.5 D(M) US Worn Saddle , DannerKinetic 8" GTX-M - Kinetic 8" Gtx-m Hombres Negro RockyFQ0002173 - 2173 Hombres Negro , Rocky de los Hombres Alpha Force Botas de Trabajo Oxford Negro , Sunny&Baby Chancletas Clásicas de los Hombres Chancletas de Las Sandalias Durable (Color : Gris, Tamaño : 9.5 Mus) Gris adidasadissage 2.0 stripes-M - Adissage 2.0 Stripes Hombres Negro/Blanco/Negro Reebok Cl Nylon Hombres Azul marino/ Platino ba knife Water Shoes Women\ s and Men\ s Casual Lightweight Aqua Tenis Breathable Zapatos Sand Skin Socks Yellow 220 amarillo , Teva1017171 - M Arrowood Swift sin cordones Hombres Marino , Jerusalem SandalsThe Original - The Original Hombres Marrón , Sunny&Baby Sandalias de Cuero para Hombres Antideslizante (Color : Marrón, Tamaño : 7MUS) Marrón Lijeer Sandalias Deportivas Hombres Verano Cuero Trekking Zapatillas Pescador Exterior Senderismo Playa Zapatos Casuales Chanclas Transpirable Black When Can Kids Learn to Button and Zip? by 3 Comments

It’s raining cats and dogs and you’re rushing to get the kids out the door. Your 8-year-old throws on her coat while quickly zipping and snapping it up. Your 4-year-old struggles and struggles and FINALLY gets his coat on with his arms in the right holes. He makes a few half-hearted attempts at hooking the two sides of…

Read More »

%Mate_Title% When Can Kids Feed Themselves? (and other mealtime milestones) by 5 Comments

“My 11-month-old shows no interest in feeding herself. Is that normal?” “My toddler spills sooooo much every time she tries to feed herself yogurt. It’s so messy!” “My preschooler hates using his fork. He throws it every time I try to get him to use it!” “My middle schooler still needs me to cut his food…

Read More »

%Article_Category% 2036970
2791848
4859003
4985165
8026495
10821865
11971570
14056391
14484904