Tag Archives: Hand Strengthening

Torn Paper Autumn Tree Craft for Kids

[Source:  Hands on As We Grow] This Fall  tree craft is a fun way to sneak fine motor strengthening into a Fall craft with the kids. Colorful leaves make this tree a project that can be hung up on walls … Continue reading

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Five Fun Activities for Kids using a Baster

Editor’s Note:  Basting Practice is a great activity any time of year!! You probably just put your turkey baster away for the season, but I thought I’d share some fun ways you can use it to do activities with your … Continue reading

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OT Corner: Pencil Grip 101

[Source: The Anonymous OT] Suppose you have a child that can’t hold a pencil correctly… what do you do? I still see way too many people slapping a grip on a pencil and declaring, “Job done!” Yikes. There is actually much … Continue reading

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Grip Strength of Children Gives Clues About Their Future Health

[Source: Medical X-Press] While other studies have shown that muscle weakness as measured by grip strength is a predictor of unhealthy outcomes—including cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, disability and even early mortality—this is the first to do so for adolescent health … Continue reading

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OT Corner: How To Tell if a Child has Weak Hands

Editor’s Note: This Article was written for parents but is a fantastic resource for therapists and other educators. [Source: The Inspired Treehouse] When I first meet a student in my school-based OT practice, the first thing I ask the child … Continue reading

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