The Holiday Season is upon us! At Blue Bird Day, our team of multidisciplinary therapists are always thinking about ways for our families to reinforce the work we do at our clinic at home. Holiday gift giving is the perfect opportunity to give children with developmental conditions, such as Autism, ADHD, or sensory processing disorders gifts that will promote their development!  

We’ve put together a physical therapist approved gift guide to keep your kiddos on the move and developing through the holiday season!  

If you order from Amazon, consider using AmazonSmile to support our friends at the Chicago Autism Network! 

Motor Coordination and Object Manipulation 

 Motor Coordination and Object Manipulation encompass an array of ball skills from throwing objects at targets, upper and lower body strength and coordination, and play skills with peers. 

Core Activation  

Core activation engages tummy and back muscles. This helps bring stability and balance during play. Tummy and back muscle help your child sit and stand upright. 


Balance activities improve walking, playing, and posture skills. These ultimately help kids excel in their gross motor skills to help keep up with their peers when running, jumping, and kicking a soccer ball.   


 If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to email your child’s Physical Therapist!