I am not a therapist. I am a mom who has a passion to help children grow and flourish while having fun and not breaking the bank. Yes, you as a parent can be a therapist too. Just like the primary teacher in your child’s life is the parent, the primary therapist in your child’s life is his/her parents and family. However, if you have concerns about your child’s development, you will need a licensed therapist to oversee your child’s development and tell you the area where you need to work on. 

My little one, Princess D, who has been blessed with Down Syndrome, goes for physical, occupational, once a week, and speech therapies twice a week. She has been doing therapy once or twice a week since she was born. When Princess D goes to therapy, I always go back with her. Not because I don’t think she can do it on her own, but because I want to see what the therapists are doing so I can continue therapy at home and try to continue those skills in a fun way. I ask why they are doing certain things and then try to figure out ways to incorporate those skills while playing.

I believe the best therapy for kids is done throughout your day in a play format. Kids learn best through play and therapy skills should not be any different. In this blog, you will find different ideas that I have done with my little ones. Yes, I have done some of these things with Ranger D, my oldest typically developing child, as most of a child’s life is therapy. Therapy is just a treatment that helps children build curtain skills they need in life. Every child does these things but doesn’t call them “therapy.”  Most of the activities that I will suggest will be play-based but will require parent interaction and assembly.

If any of you are looking for different play formatted therapies that will help your little ones flourish, please feel free to contact me or leave a comment below. I will try my best to come up with some activities for your child’s needs.