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ask a Professional Bonnie Kohl, DPT Q: A: My child has so many toys, what is best? 1. Make sure the toy is age appropriate and safe as children love to place toys in their mouths. 2. It is tempting to have multiple toys available since children change focus frequently but exposing them to 4-6 toys at a time is ideal. 3. Placing your child on the floor is my go-to recommendation to explore new toys. It is great to have them on their backs, stomachs, and eventually sitting to promote bringing hands to midline, reaching, and rotational movements. 4. Toy rotation is a great tactic in therapy and at home. Every 4-5 weeks rotate out the toys available and place the current toys in a bucket stored away. This will help keep the toys interesting without having to purchase more toys. 5. Toys can be used to promote development, for example, blocks. Place your child in a gross motor position (ex: on their stomach or sitting), use various grips to pick up the blocks, and encourage word repetition (ex: “blue block”). Feel free to contact your Therapist with any questions! Got a question you want answered? Visit our website or find us on Facebook and submit it today! Sundog Rehabilitation, llC Serving Rapid Valley, Custer and West Rapid locations. 605-787-2719 www.sundogrehab.com - Most Insurance Accepted