How to improve your child's cutting skills -Tips from a pediatric OT
Fine motor weakness, positioning and lack of exposure can all be conquered with these simple OT tips to help your child with cutting skills.
Sensory Processing and Scissor Skills – A Surprising Link
(kidsplayspace.com.au) ALL motor tasks rely on efficient Sensory Processing skills - Follow the link for the full article & a pack of 3 FREE PRINTABLES for scissor skill practise! From Paediatric OT, Anna Meadows, @ Kids Play Space (As a part of the Functional Skills for Kids Series)
I nabbed this little plastic 'canvas' at Riot Art N' Craft the other day, knowing that it's one of those items which will play a myriad of...
Why Crossing the Midline Activities Helped this Child Listen to his Teacher - Integrated Learning Strategies
Why Crossing the Midline Activities Helped this Child Listen to his Teacher | ilslearningcorner.com
Toys to Help Kids' Pencil Grasp Without Using a Pencil!
An occupational therapist shares Info, tips, and recommended toys and games to help improve a child's pencil grasp, without forcing them to use a pencil.
Balloon Tennis Gross Motor Play Activity
Are you stuck inside? Too rainy, too hot, too snowy? Kids still need to get the wiggles out and a stuck indoors day can mean a ton of unused energy. If your kids seem like they are climbing the walls, then try this easy and cheap balloon tennis game. I always make sure I have balloons on hand for indoor gross motor play. EASY INDOOR BALLOON TENNIS GAME! This balloon tennis game couldn't be any simpler, but it is loads of fun. Just take a look at my son in the photos below. Make sure to pick…
something new at the preschool
I finally made it!! We now have our own tapestry table at the preschool. I have long been admiring the one I first read about at Amie's Sewing School. The beautiful one she has at her school was not only...
Environmental Print Puzzles Scissor Skills Activity
An easy way to create some simple environmental print puzzles and practice scissor skills can be found in your recycling bin.Environmental print puzzles are fun for kids because even if they can not read, they know what they see! Font, logos, symbols, etc are learned easily when seen often. Keep the kids busy with a simple homemade puzzle activity! Our environmental print puzzles are good for the environment too! Check out your recycling bin for your kid's favorite boxes. I confess, we…
The Pushpin Numbers activity is simple, great for teaching letter and number formation, and helps your child develop the proper grip needed for writing.
Wow Vision Therapy
Helping a patient to develop bilateral integration is a core component to a child's vision development. In this example, Krystal is doing an activity with Alex that works on reciprocal interweaving on his midline while incorporating balance. By using the full length mirror in this technique Alex has better awareness and feedback.
Pull a lightweight scarf out of a holey ball :) Great for pinching and strengthening as well as bilateral coordination, motor planning...tons of stuff!
Awesome Balloon Games for Kids
Balloon games for kids are great for birthday parties or getting kids moving! Here are unique games that are so simple - perfect for burning off energy!
To move hand when cutting: to teach hand placement /movement when cutting. Space out stickers along the edge of a paper and instruct to cut and move non dominant hand to one sticker at a time from bottom to top.