Tag Archives: OT

OT Corner: Fine Motor Activities to Encourage Good Pencil Grip

[Source:  The Melissa and Doug Blog] These play-based fine motor activities are provided for the Melissa & Doug blog by Cindy Utzinger,  pediatric Occupational Therapist. Holding a pencil correctly- why does something that looks so easy seem so hard to teach … Continue reading

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Teaching Phonics Using Pool Noodles

[Source:  We Are Teachers] Pool noodles are available everywhere during the summer, and they’re inexpensive, too. So it’s a great time to stock up for fun, hands-on classroom activities, like Pool Noodle Phonics. What You Need: To make this hands-on … Continue reading

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Simon Says – Body Awareness and Motor Planning Activity

[Content and Image Source:  Your Therapy Source] Here is a fun, new freebie from the latest download, Simon Says.  Print off these 9 cards to play a quick game of Simon Says.  Can the children copy the body poses exactly? … Continue reading

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Freebie of the Week: Eggs-actly the Same Visual Discrimination & Spacial Puzzle

[Source:  Your Therapy Source] Challenge visual spatial and visual discrimination skills with this puzzle.  Can you find the two cards that are exactly the same? Download the puzzle Eggs-Actly the Same puzzle from Your Therapy Source.

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OT Corner: 10 Fun Ways to Use Toothpicks for Fine Motor Practice and Grasping Skills

By: Dana Elliot, OTR/L Another great household object that can be used to build sensory-motor skills is a toothpick.  Toothpicks are great for building fine motor and grasping skills.  Their small size encourages the child to use and strengthen their … Continue reading

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