Accommodating children

According to Stephanie Pratola, Ph D, a registered play therapist and clinical psychologist in Salem, Va., playing also helps to form important attachments.

So it’s important for you to play with your child often in order to improve your relationship and help him cope with his physical challenges.

You can begin incorporating large, soft balls in your child’s playtime.

And keep in mind that adaptation for most materials and toys is usually possible to suit your child’s individual needs.

Movement is especially important in this age range, as children learn to crawl, stand, and walk, says Davitt.