Tummy time is not just for babies! - Occupational Therapy

May 25, 2020

Tummy time is not just for babies! Development of strength, endurance and so much more happens on the floor!  

Some children may become uncomfortable or tired when laying on their bellies during play. These are the children that may appear to be a bit ‘floppy’, have poor core strength, or poor endurance during play. 

This is typically because these children spent little time on their tummy as babies and, are often the children who skipped crawling and went straight to walking. 

OT’s encourage children to complete tasks on their tummy in clinic and at home to build core strength and all of the other skills listen in the photo below!  

Here are a few activity examples that your child can do while on their tummy at home: 
- Reading or interactive books 
- Colouring, drawing or painting 
- Playdough 
- Lego 
- Card games and board games 
- iPad and laptop activities

If you are looking for occupational therapy assessment or intervention, contact us to arrange an appointment at our new centre in Oak Rd, Kirrawee. Email info@kidsinspired.com.au

- Rachel

 

 

 

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