Updated: Feb 19, 2021
Check out our newest recommendations below for both kids and adults.
For the adults: Why Motor Skills Matter, written by Tara Losquardo Liddle, M.P.T.
"Every time I put my two-month-old on her stomach, she cries. Am I hurting her?"
"My two-year-old loves the playground, but absolutely refuses to go down the slide. Is it normal for him to be so scared?"
"My four-year-old is constantly tripping and bumping into furniture. He even slides off his chair at mealtime. Is he just clumsy?"
Written by a pediatric physical therapist, Why Motor Skills Matter explores the ways in which a child's physical development is intimately intertwined with his/her intellectual and emotional development. Filled with practical, age-appropriate activities for newborns up to age five, this book teaches readers how to use active play to improve physical development, enhance learning, and build self-esteem.
For the kids: Daniel's New Friend, written by Becky Friedman
Our October Book of the Month (for kids!) is Daniel's New Friend by Becky Friedman. Daniel Tiger 🐯and Miss Elaina are visiting Prince Wednesday’s castle 🏰for a play date. When they arrive, they are so excited to meet Prince Wednesday’s cousin, Chrissie! Daniel notices that Chrissie wears braces on her legs and uses crutches to help her walk. Even though Chrissie may look and move differently than Daniel, she loves the color red ♥️and playing pretend 👑just as much as he does. This sweet story teaches children that people are similar and different in many ways. Anyone can become a new friend!💕
Both of these books will be available for families to read in BAC waiting rooms - take a look and let us know what you think!