Saturday, August 4, 2012

MamaOT is Going Strong!

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If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that I get very excited when I discover a new blog. Not long ago, I told you about a wonderful blog written by my pediatric OT colleague Abby called Notes from a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, and before that, I shared Embrace Your Chaos, another amazing blog by an OT.

Today, I want to give a big shout out about another blog that you’ve probably already heard of…MamaOT. It’s written by Christie, a mom, and pediatric OT. Here is what Christie says about the blog in her own words:

“They say it takes a village to raise a child, and I am learning first-hand that that is absolutely true! No one of us can do this by ourselves. We need other people to support us as we invest ourselves into caring for children of all ages. So whether you are a parent, foster parent, family member, babysitter, nanny, or a friend who’s just helping out, my hope is that I can be a part of your “village”. I will do my best to supply you with helpful tips, tricks, ideas, and resources that will boost your ability to care for the kids in your life.”

So if you haven’t already, head on over to MamaOT and check out all of the wonderful information. Here is a little preview of one of my favorite posts! 

 Messy Play with Rainbow Spaghetti
 Photo from MamaOT.com

Messy play is great because it gives kids a chance to:
-have fun
-explore and learn about various textures using their sense of touch
-gain extra sensory input for those who need more than the average kid
-decrease sensitivity for those who avoid textures that feel “weird” or who are picky eaters...
Click Here to read the rest of the post and get the recipe for rainbow spaghetti!


By the way: Notes From aPediatric Occupational Therapist, and MamaOT, The Recycling Occupational Therapist (my friend Barbara Smith’s OT blog) and Pediatric OT Tips were all included on Rehab Alternative’s list of Top 10 OT Blogs, and Embrace Your Chaos was the bonus blog. Way to Go Ladies!!!

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1 comment:

  1. Hi! I'm an OT student and I just started a blog about OT this year! It's called: Life Lessons from OT (lifelessonsfromot.blogspot.com) I would love to hear some feedback so I can improve it. Thank you!

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