Pencil Grip Help: "Wrap a hair tie as shown. Kids get used to doing it themselves quickly. It gently forces them to hold the pencil in the open web of their hands and the pencil with their fingertips. Do this for a few weeks, then remove the ties. By then it's become habit to hold a pencil correctly. Kids that have weak fine motor muscles in their hands are going to struggle, so do strengthening activities. That helps with control and neatness when writing." From a friend's FB post.
HIIT for Kids - Improve Emotional Regulation In Just 7 Minutes Per Day
This 7 minute animal themed HIIT workout for kids improves emotional regulation and reduces meltdowns. Loved by OTs, teachers, and parents alike!
Balloon Tennis Gross Motor Play Activity
Are you stuck inside? Too rainy, too hot, too snowy? Kids still need to get the wiggles out and a stuck indoors day can mean a ton of unused energy. If your kids seem like they are climbing the walls, then try this easy and cheap balloon tennis game. I always make sure I have balloons on hand for indoor gross motor play. EASY INDOOR BALLOON TENNIS GAME! This balloon tennis game couldn't be any simpler, but it is loads of fun. Just take a look at my son in the photos below. Make sure to pick…
Growth Mindset For Kids: How Parents Can Encourage Growth Mindset In Children - Kiddie Matters
When we model a growth mindset for kids they learn to face challenges with confidence, try new things, and learn from their mistakes.
Easy Origami Ring DIY - Red Ted Art - Make crafting with kids easy & fun
Easy Origami Ring DIY - a fun paper project to make with scraps of paper (even chewing gum wrappers).. make one.. make many! Learn how to make a paper ring today!
57+ Sensory Board Ideas for Toddlers - Easy DIY Activity Boards Your Toddler Will LOVE
Easy Busy Boards and Latch Boards to Make For Your Toddler or One Year Old • I just LOVE all these pictures of do it yourself sensory board ideas for …
Sensory Processing and the Heavy Work Activities Solution
When helping a child with sensory processing needs, there is no one quick and easy fix to solve the challenges your child faces. However, there are a number of resources we can equip you with so that you feel more empowered as a parent. Heavy work is one such answer.