Does your child run into doors, not pay attention to where they are in space, or always falling? Maybe they seem like they are generally clumsy. They may benefit from some of these body awareness activities. Body Awareness is important not only to build overall strength and core muscle but to … [Read more...] about 10 Body Awareness Activities for Kids
Children, in particular, those with special needs, often need many breaks throughout their school day to help them focus, stay on track, or calm in order to self-regulate. If you are in a public school environment, sitting at a desk all day can be a challenge. Today I am sharing some calming, … [Read more...] about Calming, Organizing and Alerting Activities for Children
April is Occupational Therapy Month, so in honor of that, I thought I would do a series on what Occupational Therapy is and highlight some of the areas of practice that OTs work in. What is Occupational Therapy? Before we get into what Occupational Therapists (OTR/L) and Occupational Therapy … [Read more...] about What is Occupational Therapy?
I want to talk today about vision development in your child. We'll also take a look at how watching tv or playing video games at a young age affects your child's learning and behavior. Children watch more tv and play more video games than in any other time period. Unfortunately, a lot of … [Read more...] about Vision Development in Your Child
Today we are going to be looking at typical fine motor activities for preschoolers, or ages 4-6. This was my favorite age group to work with when I was working in the school system as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers Age 4 puts a key in a lock and … [Read more...] about Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers – Ages 4-6
Here are some fine motor activities that help to develop fine motor skills for ages 2-4. Please refer to my Age Appropriate Skill List for ages 0-6 to see what are age appropriate fine motor skills for your child. Fine Motor Activity Ideas for Ages 2-4 For review, let's look at what your two … [Read more...] about Fine Motor Activity Ideas for 2-4 Year Olds