Developmental Skills - Your Kid's Table

Starting Solid Foods

Starting solid foods with your baby can be an exciting and nerve racking time. Here you’ll find the best practices for how to spoon feed, when to introduce baby food, and how to transition to table foods. Looking for food ideas? Grab our Mega List of Foods for Babies and Toddlers below!

Top 5 Guides for Starting Solids

Child Development Skills

If you want to support and encourage kids' overall developmental skills, you’re in the right place.  You’ll find incredible guides here on core strength, fine motor skills, executive functioning skills, and lots more. Check it all out below!

Top 5 Developmental Skill Guides

School Age Kids

From preschoolers to kindergartners all the way up through the elementary school aged years, this is the place to get all the strategies targeted towards school age kids! Check out our free meal plan for kids and how to help kids fall asleep!


Learn more about kids nutrition, especially as it pertains to picky eaters! Find tasty recipes, portion size recommendations, and even how to teach kids about nutrition.

Top 5 Nutrition for Kids Guides


With every one of our picky eater and family friendly recipes, you’ll find simple strategies for helping kids learn to explore and enjoy them. Check out some of our faves like potato skins, crispy green beans, or our mega list of vegetable recipes!

Sensory Issues

This is the place for ALL things sensory: sensory processing, sensory diet, sensory activities, sensory toys, and more, because as OT’s, sensory is our thing!  Get started by grabbing our printable list of 21 sensory red flags you might be missing.

Sensory Diets

A sensory diet is all about meeting your child’s sensory needs to calm, regulate, and improve focus through specific sensory diet activities. Grab our free sensory diet template and list of sensory diet activities below!

Sensory Toys

Sensory toys can be amazing for encouraging any child’s development, but it's especially helpful for regulating kids with sensory issues. Figure out which sensory toys, like fidgets or a sensory swing are best for your child below.

How to Teach Your Baby or Toddler to Eat Table Foods

As OT’s, we’ve worked with A LOT of babies and toddlers that won’t eat solids. Eating is a skill just like talking or walking, and some babies need more help. Snag our Learn to Eat Table Foods printable to get started!

Top 5 Guides to Help Babies That Won't Eat

Baby & Toddler Feeding Milestones

In the first few years of life, babies and toddlers go through a lot of different feeding milestones, from learning to chew to drinking from a straw. Here at Your Kid’s Table, you’ll find detailed guides for each of the feeding milestones. Check them out below!

Feeding Therapy

Here you will find all sorts of resources about feeding therapy, including feeding therapy strategies like food chaining. To get a printable of 20+ feeding therapy ideas and oral motor exercises, click below!

Top 5 Feeding Therapy Guides

Occupational Therapy

Our team is all occupational therapists, so here you will find incredible resources for and about pediatric occupational therapy. Some of our top picks to check out are spatial awareness activities, primitive reflex testing, and sensory integration!


We have eating and sensory strategies for teens too, and you can find them all here. Let us know if there’s a topic you’d like to see covered for teens!

Top 5 Guides For Teens


Get the help you need with our library of strategies to help kids progress in their development or overcome a challenge. Check out our specialties: sensory, picky eating, and babies learning to eat.

Developmental Skills

Get detailed guides about various developmental skills for toddlers, preschoolers, and school aged kids. Developmental skills include fine motor skills, visual perceptual skills, executive functioning, and more. Basically, developmental skills are any skills or milestones that kids need to reach their full development and learn!

23 Critical Executive Functioning Skills by Age

Learn key executive functioning skills by age, and engaging executive functioning activities to boost development for toddlers, kids, and teens! Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   Tommy had a friend from school over for the very first time. His first real playdate. His mom set him and his friend up with some snacks and a game of Uno. It’s a game he’s played quite a few times during family game nights with his parents and older...


How to Break the Toe Walking Habit in Your Child

What causes sensory toe walking in children and how do you address it? Learn about toe walking sensory strategies, how it relates to sensory processing disorder, and when to be concerned.    In one of our most popular articles of all time, 10 Sensory Red Flags You Might Be Missing, I briefly talk about a sensory red flag that I frequently see as an occupational therapist: a child walking on their toes.  Toe walking sensory behavior is something that...


23 Visual Sensory Activity Ideas for Kids

20 fun and creative visual sensory activities your child will love, plus why visual sensory processing is important, and how to help with visual sensory difficulties in kids. This post contains affiliate links. See our full disclosure.   Close your eyes and think of your most vivid memory… is it a beautiful tropical vacation you went on? The birth or first steps of your child?  The ability to recall these images so readily is because of your visual...


33 Easy Gross Motor Activities for Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Kids!

Your kids will love these gross motor skill activities, for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarten or school aged. Plus, benefits of gross motor activities. Tons of ideas to try for large motor! Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   Take even a short look at the kinds of things the average kid is into, and you will quickly see how important physical movement and physical activities are for development.  Playgrounds, climbing, running,...


40+ Easy Sensory Obstacle Course Ideas for Kids

Obstacle course ideas for all ages, indoors or outdoors with little to no prep. Plus learn obstacle course benefits and get a list of activities to make your own!    Climbing, crashing, swinging, crawling… There’s a reason most kids love movements like these from a young age and will actively seek them out.  You can combine all these activities by setting up an easy, low prep obstacle course! As an occupational therapist and mom it is one of...


10 Spatial Awareness Activities that Improve Development

Learn 10 easy spatial awareness activities that improve this important skill that can affect handwriting, hand eye coordination, clumsiness, and more…   Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure. From infancy, babies start learning and building skills that will grow through childhood and take them into adolescence and then adulthood.  Many of these developmental milestones, from first steps, first bike rides without training...


11 Fun Ways to Improve Your Kid’s Printing Skills

How to support your school aged child to help them print easier, neater, faster and with less frustrations and freak-outs!   When it takes an hour for your child to write one or two sentences, and you’ve used all your energy encouraging, and even bribing , and they still refuse to write! When your child has written a sentence and it is so messy and the letters are all over and completely disorganized it can be frustrating and discouraging. You and your child...


7 Best Pencil Grips for Kids Handwriting

Help kid’s pencil grasp and handwriting with the 7 best pencil grips that are perfect for school and home. Learn which pencil grip is the best one for your kid!    Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   When I started working with kids as an occupational therapist around 2004, pencil grips weren’t being used as often as they were needed. They were hard to come by, having to order them out of specialty therapy...


20 Signs a Preschooler Needs Occupational Therapy (+ FREE Screening Checklist)

Occupational therapists can help preschoolers with 7 different areas of development. Find out the 20 signs that your child might need OT in the preschool years…   How are things going at preschool?   Do you have a 3, 4 or 5 year-old at home?   Do you know if your child is ready for kindergarten? The preschool years are an especially exciting time for your child to develop many new and wonderful abilities. The years between toddler...


16 Fun & Easy Core Exercises for Kids

Core exercises help kids gain strength for fine motor activities. Core strength starts to develop in babies! The strength and stability continues to develop as a child grows through toddler, preschool, and school-age years.   Many times as an occupational therapist, I’d have a new child assigned to my caseload for fine motor skills. They might be having a hard time using scissors, feeding themselves, coloring, or writing with letters or shapes.  ...


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