Common questions that parents often ask therapists are: “When should my child crawl or walk up the stairs” and “How can I help my child safely walk up and down the stairs?” Stair climbing may sound nerve-racking for your little one but it's actually a great way to keep them safe. It's important to teach your toddler how to correctly go up and down the stairs, especially when they encounter stairs in different environments. Make sure you have safety gates on your stairs, espe
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Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world and is played in most countries. Soccer is a team sport, involving 11 players on each side who use their legs, head, and torso to pass a soccer ball and score goals. Children who play sports don’t just benefit physically. Research shows that they also do better in school, develop personal disciplines and learn how to get along with others. According to the CDC, children should get up to 60 minutes of physical activity d