Little Sheila runs around the grassy area at Reedley Beach delighting in how fast she can move; going up and down the hills with all of us running after her. Sheila a 2 1/2 year old toddler is excited because it has only been a week since she has been walking. The previous week Sheila could only get around her house by crawling. She now uses a special walker that she pulls behind her. Her physical therapist at KC KIDS Ann and Sheila's mom decided to try this kind of walker just to see what she might do. At the previous week's home visit, Ann brought the walker to the home so little Sheila could try it out; to see if it might give the stability she needed to get upright and walk. Sheila's Mom had the great idea to take the walker to the park so Sheila could get lots of practice on solid surfaces and just be free to go where she wanted, but be safe too. Because Sheila is now upright she is experiencing her world very differently than before, when she was only on the floor. She interacts with other children her own age, she can walk up to a table and play or eat a snack. Her whole world is wide open now. Sheila's mom really had a great idea, sometimes we don't think of practicing outside with special equipment such as a walker. Mom knew her child best and made the effort to give it a try. We never know if something works until we try it!