3 Ways Kids Can Move With Dogs to Develop Physical Literacy – Child Therapist Wooster, OH

Angela Earley October 25, 2023


Child Therapist Wooster, OH

  • 1) Adventure

    Taking care of your dog companion means walking outside though every season and the weather it brings. Traversing through puddles, mud, snow, and ice is ideal for developing confidence in balance and movement.

  • 2) Play

    Kids can gain several developmental benefits from a puppy play partner. Their unpredictable nature encourages children to be creative, try new activities, and use movement that's great for physically literacy. 

  • 3) Fetch

    Fetch is a fun way for kids to exercise their upper bodies, arms, and hands by throwing sticks, tennis balls, and all your dog's favorite fetch toys. Add some variety by switching throwing hands, throwing to a spot, or whatever creative ideas you come up with.

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Active for Life. “6 Ways Dogs and Kids Can Have Fun Moving Together". Aug. 21, 2017. https://activeforlife.com/6-ways-dogs-and-kids-can-have-fun-moving-together/

Since 2012, Angela has been assessing clients and successfully guiding trauma treatment in her private practice using the NeuroSequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) developed by Dr. Bruce Perry of the Child Trauma Academy. In addition, Angela has been invited to consult on multiple regional cases involving highly challenging special needs children.