Miss Ollie hasn't started therapy yet, but I am working with her at home.
A friend gave me a book that is awesome! I am serious if you don't have this book you need it. It goes over gross motor skills & exercises by chapter & your child must master a chapter before you move on. Perfect!
I have NO idea what I'm doing therapy wise. For goodness sakes my degree is in Animal Science Production, which no joke is large animals like beef & dairy cattle and don't forget hogs. That's right - farm girl education...far away from child development.
Last week Ollie was cleared for tummy time. The first few days I was worried. She laid flat on her nose and couldn't move an inch. She hated it, and I felt helpless, I didn't know what to do.
A friend came over & she gave me some therapy tips as we wait for Ollie's Early Intervention to get setup & started.
Tip #1 - Lay her on a rolled up receiving blanket. Prop up her arms & put toys in front of her.
I am not kidding in 2 days - 2 single days of doing this activity a few times - look at this little rock star go! That's right she's pushing up onto her forearms & lifting her head high. She just awes me with her strength & attitude.
It helps to have two older siblings that LOVE to play and interact with her. They have no idea that they are giving her therapy as well.