Learning at home

Draw what I say!

Today's activity for learning through fun is one that can be enjoyed by all ages. I've used line drawings and given colouring instructions,  or simple drawings to be embellished, or started with a blank sheet of paper, a whiteboard or chalkboard. Gauge your learner - introduce concepts of colour, angles, complex shape names and more… Continue reading Draw what I say!

Learning at home

In-hand manipulation

Today we're looking at fun ways to build strength and dexterity for pencil control. More information on fine motor skills for writing can be found here. A downloadable copy of the OT-inspired booklet on pencil grasp is here. Other ideas for games and activities to boost fine motor coordination and finger strength are here. Other… Continue reading In-hand manipulation

Learning at home

Bored or boardgames

Throughout April I am posting ideas and resources to help develop children's skills for learning through play. Today, you'll find two copies of the 100-square that can be downloaded. The first is unmarked, except for the numbers, of course. the second is a simple block of 100 empty squares. There are many ways to use… Continue reading Bored or boardgames

Early Years · Language and literacy skills · Skills for school

Simple steps to a tripod pencil grasp

A few OT inspired ideas for parents and teachers to support handwriting

Early Years · Language and literacy skills · Skills for school

Getting ready for writing (2)

A few OT inspired ideas for parents and teachers to support placement and positioning for writing

Early Years · Language and literacy skills · Skills for school

Getting ready for writing

A few OT inspired ideas for parents and teachers to support children's posture for writing

Early Years · Skills for school

Promoting fine motor skills

A few OT inspired ideas for parents and teachers to support children's fine mtor skills for writing

Early Years · Skills for school

Building strength for deskwork

A few OT inspired ideas for parents and teachers to support children's developing skills for writing

Early Years

Why does he do that?

via Daily Prompt: Sympathy Sometimes, a parent will quietly ask their child's class teacher or another parent if what they see in their child is 'normal'. Other times, a teacher might ask their student's previous teacher whether a particular conduct or difficulty is typical for that chid, or they might seek the advice of a… Continue reading Why does he do that?

Early Years · Language and literacy skills · Skills for school

Pencil Grasp Story Booklet

A free downloadable and editable booklet to support pencil control

Executive Function

It will get easier

Some things are automatic from the get-go, others gradually develop automaticity.