Preschool Activity for Color Matching and Fine Motor Skills -
Simple preschool color matching activity that will also work on fine motor skills -- pushing colored popsicle sticks into an old coffee can!
Coloring on Sandpaper Activity for Toddlers - I Can Teach My Child!
Coloring on Sandpaper Activity for Toddlers: A unique sensory experience and a great way to encourage your child to hold their writing utensil correctly!
These free cheat sheets identify the age related milestones for hand function, pencil grip (grasp) and drawing skills in children aged 1 to 7 years.
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Print out pictures of teeth and have them laminated. Then, use dry erase markers to draw sugar bugs and have the kids use a tooth brush to get them off. This activity was a huge hit with all the kids!!
When to "Fix" a Pencil Grasp - The Anonymous OT
Hey, we can’t all have perfect pencil grasps...but we can make them functional. Determining the differences between the two can save parents and children a lot of unnecessary headaches. We discuss when to fix a pencil grasp, and when to leave it alone.
Fall Workshops: Fine Motor Fun
Research shows that fine motor skills are linked to success in writing and academics. I just HAVE to share some of the super fun activities that we we used for our fine motor workshop last fall. They are geared towards students in Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade, but the activities are so fun that even I had fun! This post contains affiliate links; read more about them at the bottom of this post! One of my friends from my undergraduate days, Christie Kiley, is a pediatric…
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Fruits and Vegetables Beginning Sound Clip Cards
Fruits and vegetables beginning sound clip cards that teach letters and letter sounds. These are a great way to teach healthy eating habits as well.
Palmar Reflex: Where the Problem Begins with Poor Handwriting, Pencil Grip and Fine Motor Development - Integrated Learning Strategies
Palmar Reflex: Where the Problem Begins with Poor Handwriting, Pencil Grip and Fine Motor Development | ilslearningcorner.com
Teaching Kids Pencil Grasp - Kids Play Smarter
Learn how to teach kids proper pencil grasp with these simple yet highly effective tips. Getting your child to hold the pencil correctly is now much easier!
OT Activity of the Week: Activity for Bilateral Skills and Visual Perception
[Source: Pediatric Occupational Therapy Tips] As a therapist, I frequently work with children on bilateral upper extremity skills. It’s important for a child to learn to stabilize an object or container while performing an activity with the opposite hand. This is a simple, inexpensive activity that addresses bilateral skills and visual perception. When the child is required to copy a pattern, this addresses design copy and color discrimination. All that is needed for this activity are 2…