Pediatric Physical, Speech, and Occupational Therapists Inspiring Play

Walk Tip: Squats

Walk Tip: Squats

Let’s talk about toy placement! This concept is so simple, but used by therapists all the time to drive desired movement. To get your kiddo working on squats, take the motivating toy/activity and place it on the floor!



Scroll through and look at how many squats Coco would have missed out on in a few minutes of bubble play, if the bubbles were on the table.


Walk Tip: Squats are a great way to build hip strength. If your child is intoeing you may want to consider seeking more opportunities throughout the day for your child to squat!

Is your kiddo plopping down to the floor? Find a curb or step to encourage more of a “mid-range” squat instead. Mid-range squats help insure the child is just not passively hanging out on bones and ligaments rather than actively engaging muscles.

We love bubbles! Here Coco is using Fubbles No-Spill Bubble Bucket.  Click here for more bubble products we love

Perform activities recommended by Walk, Talk, Play at your own risk with appropriate adult supervision provided. Walk, Talk, Play is not responsible for any injury caused while performing these play activities. 

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