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What is Motor Planning? Tips and Tools in this post with a fun fine motor motor planning (dyspraxia) activity for kids and adults from an Occupational Therapist

What is Motor Planning? & Fine Motor Planning Maze

Tuesday 28 April, 2015 Strasbourg, 28.04.2015 - The head of Europe's 47-nation human rights organisation has called on Indonesia not to carry out the execution by firing squad of 9 people which is expected to take place in the coming days. "The death penalty is a terrible injustice which can never be put right," said Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland. "I urge the Indonesian authorities to refrain from carrying out these ex

Tuesday 28 April, 2015 Strasbourg, 28.04.2015 - The head of Europe's 47-nation human rights organisation has called on Indonesia not to carry out the execution by firing squad of 9 people which is expected to take place in the coming days. "The death penalty is a terrible injustice which can never be put right," said Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland. "I urge the Indonesian authorities to refrain from carrying out these ex

Strengthen fine motor skills using clothespins - aka the 'claw grabbing machine'

Strengthen Fine Motor Skills with Clothespins

What is Motor Planning?  Tips and Tools in this post with a fun fine motor motor planning (dyspraxia) activity for kids and adults from an Occupational Therapist

What is Motor Planning? & Fine Motor Planning Maze

What is Motor Planning? Tips and Tools in this post with a fun fine motor motor planning (dyspraxia) activity for kids and adults from an Occupational Therapist

Digging for "worms" - a fun activity that will have the kids laughing and screeching. {Can you guess what was used for worms?  So realistic!}

Digging for "worms" - a fun activity that will have the kids laughing and screeching. {Can you guess what was used for worms? So realistic!}

This afternoon we combined two of our favourite things here at Clare’s Little Tots – cars and drawing. The results were a beautiful masterpiece and lots of fun. This simply play activity took a few minutes to set up, costs nothing and is done using things you’ll already have around the house. What you need: Toy...

Drawing with Cars

This afternoon we combined two of our favourite things here at Clare’s Little Tots – cars and drawing. The results were a beautiful masterpiece and lots of fun. This simply play activity took a few minutes to set up, costs nothing and is done using things you’ll already have around the house. What you need: Toy...

The list of what you can use is even longer... I have heard people of using cornmeal as sand for example.

The list of what you can use is even longer... I have heard people of using cornmeal as sand for example.

Neurons have different shapes depending on their functions. Interneurons carry information between motor and sensory neurons. Sensory neurons carry information to the central nervous system. Motoneurons carry signals from the central nervous system to the muscles, skin, and glands and pyramidal neurons are involved with motor control and cognitive ability. http://health.howstuffworks.com/human-body/systems/nervous-system/brain-pictures24.htm

Brain Pictures

Neurons have different shapes depending on their functions. Interneurons carry information between motor and sensory neurons. Sensory neurons carry information to the central nervous system. Motoneurons carry signals from the central nervous system to the muscles, skin, and glands and pyramidal neurons are involved with motor control and cognitive ability. http://health.howstuffworks.com/human-body/systems/nervous-system/brain-pictures24.htm

Potion Making (or Georg's Marvellous Medicine for older children than this).  Could adapt this activity as a messy play, sensory activity which also works on ILS skills/fine motor.

Potion Making (or Georg's Marvellous Medicine for older children than this). Could adapt this activity as a messy play, sensory activity which also works on ILS skills/fine motor.

Three rods, ceiling mounted. This page has a great overview of formal vs. casual and ideas for types of drapery. This is an example of ripplefold.

Three rods, ceiling mounted. This page has a great overview of formal vs. casual and ideas for types of drapery. This is an example of ripplefold.

The children in art class experience what it's like to draw with their feet and mouths (and elbows!). This is not only a fun, action art experience, but it gives them a new appreciation and gratefulness for their hands.

Children Draw With Their Feet and Mouths

The children in art class experience what it's like to draw with their feet and mouths (and elbows!). This is not only a fun, action art experience, but it gives them a new appreciation and gratefulness for their hands.