When Screentime prevents playtime, what happens to little hands?

When we think about the ramifications of too much screentime on young kids, we often first think of poorer social skills. As an Occupational Therapist, I also notice, poorer hand strength, finger dexterity and immature grasp. I recently started treating a child who is extremely weak in his hands. He knows all his letters and […]

Number recognition

Working on number recognition and knowledge. My preschooler is working on his name and number recognition to get ready for Kindergarten. Tips to do this: Tips to work on number recognition and concept. What number is it? How many items is this number? 1. Have the numbers presented out of order so that the child […]

A Simple Informal Asessment for fine motor skills

A colleague based in another country approached me about assessments. The one she is using is a simple visual asessement that really only informs about gross motor mobility. In order to understand where a child is currently in their skills a formal asessment is best. The Peabody, BOT II , WRAVMA and VMI are some […]

Target is Releasing Halloween Costumes for Children in Wheelchairs!

Target is so awesome. All moms know this truth! They have been so inclusive of all different kinds of people. And now… they have released costumes that are for kids who use wheelchairs. How sweet are these costumes and these kids! The costumes and wheelchair accessories can be bought separately but all together they cost […]

Muslim OT Mama’s Ultimate Toy Gift Guide

Muslim OT Mama’s  Ultimate Toy Guide This gift guide lists my top 30 toys! It first lists the many things toys can be used for.  It then lists the toys and the symbols beside it tell what it can be used for. For your convenience each picture is an Amazon link, still in time for […]

Shopping, Shipping, Consulting for Therapy Items

Based on needs I have seen for therapy items and recent research I have done regarding pricing. I have decided to undertake a consulting, shopping and shipping endeavor to help those parents and others who need items for their differently abled loved ones. The most unique aspect of this concept is that I will give […]