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Pediatric Occupational Therapy Idea of the Week

Here is a new way to use a sensory toy. This is a spiky ball that can go on a child’s head so there is a hole in it. Stuff the inside with a cloth napkin or dish towel. Mark one counting stick (or coffee stirrer) with a piece of masking tape on it. The child puts all the sticks in the spiky ball. After all the sticks are in, the adult or another child, pulls out one stick at a time. How many sticks do you have to pull out before you reached the marked one? If more than one player, the winner is the first one to find the marked stick. This activity encourages fine motor skills, bilateral coordination and tactile input. Want more activities like this? Go to Your Therapy Source

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