OT/PT Corner: Simple Baby Play: Tissue Paper Kicking
[Source: Mama OT]
Today Occupational Therapist and owner of CanDo Kiddo, Rachel Coley, M.S., OTR/L, is here to share one of her many creative baby play activities.
She also has a pretty awesome, one-of-a-kind product she has created to equip new parents to know how to play with their babies and promote healthy development in the first four months of life.
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Around the time your little one is in his second and third months (5-12 weeks old), he’ll begin working on new movements that will strengthen and coordinate his belly and leg muscles in preparation for his next big milestone — rolling.
Here’s a simple play activity that promotes healthy development in infants while making kicking a lot more fun!
To make a tissue paper kicking wall, take a sheet or two of gift tissue paper (wrinkly, used paper is just fine) and tuck it under the cushion of a sofa or upholstered chair so that it hangs down to the floor like a curtain. Take baby’s socks off and place him on his back
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