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Children: Developmental Activities

OT activities for children from the American Occupational Therapy Association. Pins and repins do not imply endorsement.

Children: Developmental Activities

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This looks like SO MUCH FUN! Using wheels and paint to create a masterpiece (while the kiddos develop their vestibular systems!). On Heather G. | Golden Reflections Blog by The Inspired Treehouse

W is for Wheels Sensory Play
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    Thanks AOTA Inc ! It was a beautiful day for painting with wheels!!

Chores for kids...they’re great for fostering independence, promoting a sense of responsibility, and making kids feel like capable members of a household.


Self regulation chart with Minecraft! Help kids learn how to identify feeling and actions using a 5-point scale, all relating to Minecraft characters. Found via @OTmommyblog

Jacobs Family Blog: Self Regulation - Minecraft 5 Point Scale

10 Engaging Outdoor Activities for Kids: Ideas from Occupational Therapists

10 Engaging Outdoor Learning Activities for Kids

40 Heavy Work Activities for Kids

40 Heavy Work Activities for Kids

Worried about your young child being right or left-handed? It doesn't matter. Give young children opportunity to use both hands

Right or left handed? -

Once your child no longer puts items in his or her mouth, you can try out one of these 10 play dough activities for toddlers!

10 Play Dough Activities for Toddlers

How to Talk About Bullying Without Being Cheesy - Tips for OTs from Rosalind Wiseman (whose book was the basis of Mean Girls!).

How to Talk About Bullying Without Being Cheesy & More Tips from Rosalind Wiseman - Checking the Pulse - AOTA Blogs - OTConnections

Teaching Left-handed Kids to Write: Grasp, Stages, Positioning (Teach Mama)

teaching left handed kids to write: grasp, stages, positioning - teach mama

Using folding accordion-style books to help prevent Torticollis and Flat Head Syndrome & to promote Tummy Time & healthy development. CanDo Kiddo

Using Books to Super-charge Your Baby's Playtime for Healthy Development

Pediatric Occupational Therapy Tips: Teaching letter formation without paper and pencil!

Pediatric Occupational Therapy Tips: Sensory Fun: Teaching Letter Formation

What is visual memory and why is it necessary for development of functional skills like handwriting and reading? Tips and activities from to work on visual memory in kids and adults

Sugar Aunts: What is Visual Memory?

OT Practice explores toilet training and autism. Our infographic has tips on using your strengths as an OT Practitioner.

Toilet Training & Autism: Ideas for OT Practitioners Infographic - AOTA

"Occupational therapy is often used to improve fine motor skills, like handwriting. These are two writing samples from a 9-year-old child taken last year, one before beginning occupational therapy and one after."

Sharp Rise in Occupational Therapy Cases at New York’s Schools

Visual Motor Integration developmental milestones for kids 0-5 and activities to work on these eye-hand coordination skills.

Sugar Aunts: Visual Motor Integration Developmental Milestones

Learn why your baby needs sensory play and learn simple tricks for adding it to your daily routines. CanDo Kiddo

11 Super Simple Ways To Add Sensory Play To Baby's Daily Routines

Get moving! Play these 9 songs to get kids up and moving.


So, what are executive functions? And how can you improve your child's executive functioning skills at home? By Tools to Grow, Inc.

Simple Baby Play: Tissue Paper Kicking (5-12 weeks old). Helps prep baby for rolling!

Simple Baby Play: Tissue Paper Kicking -

We gathered 75 #occupationaltherapy tools that cost less than $1 to use with your clients.

Super food suggestions for kids with Cerebral Palsy that have a harder time getting sufficient nutrients.

Foods for children with cerebral palsy

Download new playful learning apps -- fun ways to keep your kids thinking!

Playful Learning Apps

An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is the first stop on the road after determining your child’s eligibility under the IDEA 2004. That road can be hard to navigate without guidance, so we've produced a roadmap to guide you.

Finding Good Apps for Children With Autism Pinned by @PediaStaff – Please Visit for all our pediatric therapy pins

Pinterest Therapy Resource of the Week – 2 Page Printable List of Sensory Activities - Pinned by @PediaStaff – Please Visit for all our pediatric therapy pins

Printable Kids Sensory Activities List