February is Black History Month! To celebrate this, I’ve put together several gross motor and fine motor ideas that you can use throughout the month to celebrate contributions of Black Americans to the United States.
Groundhog Day happens on February 2nd each year. Being a Minnesota resident, I can safely assume, that we will, most definitely have winter for 6 more weeks each year. That being said, it’s still a fun day to celebrate. Today we are going to talk about Groundhog Day motor skills including, Gross Motor Activities, Groundhog
It’s the holiday season and celebrating holidays around the world is a fantastic way to work on motor skills. In this blog post we are going to give you ideas for holiday gross motor activities and holiday fine motor activities! You will have fantastic ways to celebrate Christmas around the world and holidays around the
School-based occupational and physical therapists have been dipping their toes into all of the value that technology can bring to working more efficiently. With large caseloads, and often times multiple buildings, therapists understand how important efficiency is! One solution to improving efficiency is the establishment of digital online folders and files. Moving folders and files
School-based therapists (occupational, physical, speech and beyond) play a crucial roll in the IEP team. With their responsibilities encompassing a wide range of assessments, interventions, and progress monitoring, efficient data tracking becomes an important task. Fortunately, digital tools has revolutionized the way that school-based therapists can collect and analyze data, making it easier than ever
As a school-based physical therapist or occupational therapist, you are responsible for protecting students’ privacy and confidentiality when it comes to their education records and health information. Two federal laws that need to be looked into are FERPA and HIPAA.
What is the difference between the educational vs. medical physical therapy? This question is common and in this blog post we are going to try to break it down for you! All therapists whether they are working in the educational or medical model work to adhere to licensure laws and professional standards. They all
With President’s weekend quickly approaching, it is the perfect time to talk about President’s Day gross motor activities. Pink Oatmeal has several patriotic gross motor and fine motor activities that go perfect on President’s Day. All of the games we talk about below can be found in Patriotic Gross Motor Pack in the Pink Oatmeal
It’s the holiday season! This means it’s the perfect time to whip out those holiday sweaters or Christmas sweaters. At Pink Oatmeal, we are all about making the holiday season fun and that includes holiday sweater gross motor and fine motor skills. Here are a list of several ideas to get you started making motor
Jumping is a pretty amazing milestone. Two footed jumping generally happens around the age of two years old. You can check out all of the different jumping milestones including two footed, single leg and more. Below are jumping activities for kids whether you are working on getting a kiddo jumping, or looking for fun activities
When warmer weather approaches, it’s not surprising to see lots of people on the roads with their tents and campers ready for camping season! The camping theme is a great theme to use during the spring and summer months, but can really be used any time of the year. Camping themed gross motor activities and
Nothing is better than the beach during the summer (or vacation)! It’s also a fantastic way to work on motor skills. Today we are talking about beach themed gross motor and beach themed fine motor skills ideas. Use these ideas along with the ocean themed gross motor and fine motor activities or on it’s own.
Animal walks are a fantastic for a wide variety of skills including gross motor, fine motor, and bilateral coordination. The best part is that you can put a spin on these animal walks to make them even more fun. Pink Oatmeal also has several different animal walk printables for kids that you can get your
I’ve tried out a couple different subscription continuing education companies for my physical therapy CEU’s and have decided that Medbridge is my favorite. I feel that the price is fantastic for what you get. In all reality, you could get all of your continuing education units done for an amazing price with a variety of
Today is all about Easter gross motor ideas. Many of these ideas would also go well with the different spring themed gross motor ideas from Pink Oatmeal. Get out your plastic eggs and get excited for the Easter gross motor activities from Pink Oatmeal.
February is dental health month. Often times, this means education and activities about taking care of your teeth. At Pink Oatmeal we are going to add some dental health gross motor skills to the mix. These ideas and games can easily be incorporated into a dental health lesson or to use during the month of