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Pick up the worms(pipe cleaners) with the bird beaks (clothes pins) Great fine motor practice! Different birds say different sounds when they are hungry.great way to intergrate speech and fine motor:) Motor Skills Activities, Fine Motor Skills, Toddler Activities, Preschool Activities, Bird Theme, Little Doll, Spring Theme, Gross Motor, In Kindergarten

Fine Motor Skills Activities - PreKinders

These Fine Motor Skills activities will help develop your child's pencil grip and handwriting skills. These activities build the small muscles in the hands.

Use a pencil case to store sand and an unsharpened pencil to practice writing letters, names, and words. You could use the same setup for writing in the sand with your finger. ***Could use in Word Work with Daily 5 Sand Writing, Writing Words, Pre Writing, Letter Writing, Writing Ideas, Teaching Reading, Teaching Tools, Fun Learning, Learning Stations

Word Work Center etc. - One Extra Degree

What if we could make kids fall in love with spelling instruction? What if you could harness novelty to engage your students, stimulate their brilliant brains, and improve word retention as a result? It’s possible, and once you launch this approach in your classroom, your spelling instruction will never be the same. There’s no turning …

Baby motor skills milestones (gross and fine motor skills). Understand and support baby as they practise and refine their motor skills. Infant Activities, Activities For Kids, Gross Motor Skills, Baby Development, Child Life, Everything Baby, Baby Time, Baby Play, Cool Baby Stuff

Baby: Motor Skills

Baby motor skills milestones (gross and fine motor skills). Understand and support your baby as they practise and refine their motor skills.

 We just love the winter season! We stumbled across these fun winter inspired lesson activities from Sasha, Montessori teacher over at To The Lesson, and thought we'd. Small Group Activities, Sorting Activities, Motor Activities, Toddler Activities, Winter Activities For Preschoolers, Cognitive Activities, Eyfs Activities, Preschool Lessons, Preschool Math

Sorting Snowballs

Here is a fun activity that will build your children’s knowledge about size. When you add tongs or tweezers to the activity children will be building on their fine motor skills. I am always finding ways and activities that will build on these fine motor skills so that children’s fine motor skills will be well developed as they learn to write.

Small individual ribbon pull containers for developing pincer grasp. Can be adapted to most activities. Activities For 1 Year Olds, Motor Activities, Sensory Activities, Therapy Activities, Infant Activities, Play Therapy, Sensory Play, Therapy Ideas, Toddler Fun

Flannel Friday: 3 Mice Tails

It has been three long months since I have been able to pull together a Flannel Friday post. It feels so nice to be back! Today I have something a little different and I can’t wait to see wha…

Vertical writing to build fine motor skills kindergarten handwriting, presc Kindergarten Handwriting, Kindergarten Writing, Teaching Writing, Kids Writing, Writing Prompts, Motor Activities, Writing Activities, Preschool Activities, Gross Motor Skills

Vertical Writing – Building Fine Motor Skills

If you are like me, you have at least a handful of students still struggling with fine motor skills. There are so many muscles in the hands that contribute to pencil grip and handwriting! This post is just a quick tip for one more way to build that hand strength to help young writers.

wonder what an OT looks for during a child's handwriting sample? This is a great post about just that from North Shore Pediatric Therapy. Occupational Therapy Activities, Occupational Therapist, Handwriting Samples, Handwriting Ideas, Handwriting Activities, School Ot, Improve Your Handwriting, Pre Writing, Hand Writing

What do Occupational Therapists Look for During your Child’s Handwriting Sample? - North Shore Pediatric Therapy

Handwriting is a lifelong skill. It begins as young as 3 years of age, when children start identifying shapes, letters, and numbers. Handwriting and letter recognition are important for communicating (e.g. sending cards and emails) and for completing age-appropriate tasks (e.g. homework assignments; writing grocery lists). Below are many of the components your child’s occupational […]

Lacing cards are a fantastic bilateral coordination activity for kids and an awesome fine motor activity to boot! This DIY lacing card activity helps kids work on eye-hand coordination skills needed for so many tasks. Motor Skills Activities, Gross Motor Skills, Writing Activities, Preschool Activities, Creative Activities, Diy Lacing Cards, Motor Planning, Kindergarten, Fun Learning

DIY Lacing Cards (from a carry out container!!) - The OT Toolbox

We had a clean take out container that was just asking to be made into something 🙂 Lacing Cards, of course! Lacing cards are so important for pre-schoolers and kids of all ages to use in development of so many skills: Fine Motor Skills (tripod grasp), Motor Planning (figuring out how to pull the string allll the ... Read more