Rainbow Sand Writing Tray
Create this fun and easy Rainbow Sand Writing Tray to develop your kids fine motor skills. Draw, write and play with this colorful sensory sand idea.
Why Learning Coloring and Scissor skills are so Important in Preschool for Handwriting Grasp
Help your preschooler to strengthen all the muscles of his hand with these 2 basics but very important fine motor activities: coloring and cutting using scissors. These pre-writing skills are designed to prepare your children to improve pencil grasp and handwriting. In this video I’ll share with you easy coloring and scissor activities that you…
Assistive Technology for Kids Who Struggle With Handwriting
Today, we’re going to focus on assistive technology and alternatives to handwriting: what to do when handwriting simply isn’t an option. *This post contains affiliate links. Read more. Assistive Technology for Kids Who Struggle With Handwriting Many children have physical, cognitive, motor, and other limitations that so significantly impact their ability to write that they require alternative means of written expression. In ... Read More about Assistive Technology for Kids Who Struggle…
Springtime Writing Activities and Prompts for Kids
If you're looking for fun springtime writing activities for kids, these free printable writing prompts are perfect for using with kids!
Letter & Number Identification Cutting Practice Road Maps!
These Cutting Practice Road Maps are perfect for working with kids on letter and number identification and reversals! The best way to grab kids’ attention and get them interested in learning is to create lessons and activities that are super engaging and hands-on. While some kids enjoy paper and pencil activities, we find that we ... Read More about Letter & Number Identification Cutting Practice Road Maps!
A Complete Guide to Handwriting - The OT Toolbox
We’re kicking off 2016 and our Functional Skills for Kids series with Handwriting! This is a complete series by 10 Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists as we discuss and dissect 12 functions of daily living skills for Kids. Over the next twelve months, we’ll explore 12 different functional activities that children complete on a ... Read More about A Complete Guide to Handwriting
Pencil Grasp Exercise for Thumb Wrap Grasp - The OT Toolbox
This pencil grasp exercise uses play dough and beads to strengthen the hands for a better pencil grasp, and a thumb wrap pencil grasp.
Colored Salt Writing Tray for Reluctant Writers
Welcome to the last day of our 10 days of writing and spelling your name! Find all the other days right here. Today I have a salt tray with beautiful vibrantly colored salt in it.
Preschool Pre-Writing Skills - The OT Toolbox
Many times, parents of very young children don’t think about handwriting skills. It’s not typical to think about holding a pencil, writing words and sentences, and copying letters when children are just mastering building with blocks, learning to pull on socks, and creating finger paint masterpieces. But the truth is, when young preschoolers are playing, ... Read More about Preschool Pre-Writing Skills
Pencil Grasp Basics - An Infographic - The Anonymous OT
A helpful infographic with the most important pencil grasp basics you need to know for fine motor skill development that we work on in occupational therapy.
Tools and strategies for teaching pre-writing skills in special education
Tools and strategies for teaching pre-writing skills in special education writing groups. Build dexterity, stamina and fine motor in elementary students.
Change your child's grasp with these magical crayons
When a child uses too many fingers on their crayons, a simple switch of crayons can do the trick. Change your child's grasp with these magical crayons!
5 Benefits of a Slant Board for Writing
Why would you use a slant board and what are the benefits of a slant board for writing? Let's look at why an OT may suggest using a slant board for writing.
Push Pin Pre-Writing Activity for Kids - Planning Playtime
Do your preschoolers need help with writing? Check out this easy, fun Pre-Writing Activity for kids. Build Fine Motor Skills and coordination.
Christmas Tree Alphabet Writing Tray for Preschool
FREE printable uppercase & lowercase Christmas tree alphabet writing tray for preschool & pre-k to practice letter formation and fine motor skills!
Distal Finger Control Exercises - The OT Toolbox
Distal Finger Control is a fine motor skill exercise in dexterity that is needed for manipulating the pencil with the fingers. Without distal finger control, a child uses wrist and forearm motions to move the pencil, form letters, and write with larger pencil strokes. Those bigger pencil lines tend to be less controlled and can result in legibility ... Read More about Distal Finger Control Exercises