Entries by jonikidpt

This Year’s PT Approved Toy Guide!

With the holidays right around the corner we know that finding the best toys to gift your kids is important. We have gathered our favorite PT-approved toys to keep your kids moving all year long!  For Balance and Coordination: Scooter: a classic that works single leg balance and strength! Balance bike: a fun transitional toy, […]


I was asked about hope.  It hit me that HOPE is something that surrounds me everyday.  Sometimes I am witnessing it and other times I am offering it. Check out this article on Up Journey all about HOPE!!! Scroll down till you see my photo if you want to read my contribution and THANK YOU […]

The Benefits of Yoga for You and Your Child

by Katherine Maloney, DPT Yoga has gained a lot of attention in the last few years and it’s easy to see why. There are so many benefits to doing yoga, for your body and your mind. Yoga can be good for you, your kids, and the whole family together! Plus it’s never too young to […]

Fun NJ Fall Activities for Everyone!

by Katherine Maloney, DPT With it officially being Fall, I thought it would be fun to talk about some of our (the Kid PT Staff’s) favorite fall activities! Not only will we be sharing our favorite fall activities but where you can go do them too.  Joni did not have to think hard when I […]

Tummy Time

by Anjali Fortna, PT, DPT What is Tummy Time? “Tummy time” is the time during the day that an infant spends on his or her tummy. Because it is typically recommended that a baby sleep flat on her back during all naps and overnight sleep, it is important to give baby time in other positions […]


by Wendy Canary, PT “A parent’s job is never done!” SO true! A parent changes ‘hats’ all day long…chef, chauffeur, calendar keeper, housekeeper, personal assistant… the list of all the things we do in a day can go on and on.  One of the most important roles we have as parents is teacher. Children watch […]

It’s Summer! Let’s Play!

by Wendy Canary, PT School is over and summer days are in full swing!  These months will make childhood memories of endless days, free time and fun!  Summer playtime is important not only for decompressing and relaxing but also for development.  Outside play builds up strength, coordination, balance and endurance. Let’s look at some fun […]

Work Smarter, Not Harder!

Check out my video on working smarter, not harder! This approach works whether a child is learning how to sit, stand or hop. Any time there is a difference in strength or ability between the two sides of the body, it is a window in to make change. To make change happen much FASTER, we […]

Screen Time Guidelines for Parents

by Anjali Fortna, PT, DPT In a world of cable television, Netflix, and Youtube, it’s easier than ever to find programming for children of all ages. But how much TV is too much TV for kids? In April, the World Health Organization (WHO) released new guidelines for screen time and sedentary behavior for kids under […]