Here is an exciting home exercise program for children ages birth to 3 years, containing dozens of beautifully illustrated, reproducible handouts for parents, as well as for therapists and healthcare and childcare workers. Each interval of 3 or 6 months in the child’s development is divided into a fine- and gross-motor section. In each section several exercise sheets guide parents or other caregivers in ways to develop specific motor skills typical of that age level. Here is a sample section.
Three to Six Months:
Gross Motor–Prone on forearms, prone with arms extended, sitting with support, head control, supine: feet to hands, rolling prone to side-lying, rolling prone to supine, rolling supine to prone, pedaling action in supine, creeping, weight bearing n feet.
Fine Motor–Reaching upward, palmar grasp, hands to midline, ulnar palmar grasp, radial palmar grasp.
Each reproducible exercise sheet is easy to follow and includes these sections:
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168 pages • ©2000 • large format spiral bound