Get a Grip on Pencil Grasps I realize through my career in pediatrics that more and more children are referred to OT for poor handwriting. I truly believe that this is created in part by society’s haste to begin an academic curriculum earlier than the normal development of children’s fine motor skills. We overlook the
You Will Need: Many pop tubes Available for purchase at MissMancy’s AMAZON Shop The Activities: 1-Pull open pop tubes at shoulder level or overhead and then spinning it around in a circle like a lasso (makes a cool sound and is great for shoulder strength) 2-Race: Who can close all the pop tubes as fast
You will need: Large Push Pins Cork board Rubber bands MATCHING Worksheet You can purchase this activity exclusively on MissMancy’s Shop The Activity: This is a wonderful way to work on different concepts while working on fingers/thumb strength and arch formation of the hand. I created a worksheet to match the picture to the first
You will need: Sheets of felt including brown and 6 different colors 1 large button 15 inch long gingham ribbon You can purchase this activity exclusively at MissMancy’s Shop Preparing the Activity: Cut one piece of brown felt into the shape of a triangle for the cone. Cut out 6 different colored ice cream scoops.
You will need: Tennis ball with a 2 inch slit (and wiggly eyes glued on using a hot glue gun) 12 Small coins Textured inflatable disc (Available for purchase at MissMancy’s AMAZON Shop) You can purchase the this tennis call and coins activity exclusively at MissMancy’s Shop The activity: Prepare this activity by cutting a
You will need: Stackable Pill Box Colored beads You can purchase this activity exclusively at MissMancy’s Shop Therapy Corner: When working on fine motor skills it is important that your child learn how to use both sides of his hand simultaneously and in a coordinated manner. In a nutshell, you want the first 2-3 fingers