Valentine’s Day OT Fun

Valentine's Day is a great chance to change up our routine and get some great fine motor activities into our day. Here are some of my favorite activities.

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Where are your pants?

Does your kid hate pants? It is common for kids with sensory integration issues to not like certain styles or types of clothing. What can we do about it?

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Functional Handwriting: When the Pencil hits the Paper

Do you have an older child or teen who struggles with writing? Do they refuse to do most assignments? Does a traditional writing program seem like a lost cause? If so, you are probably wondering how much you should worry about writing. You might be wondering what you can do besides give up. I have some suggestions.

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Fine Motor Fun! Work those fingers!

Do you need a few ideas for working on your child’s fine motor control? After all, fine motor control is what lets kids learn to write, draw, and button their clothes! There are many things you can find around the house or pick up for just a few dollars to work on these critical skills.

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Teaching Cursive, Beyond Workbooks

To teach cursive, or not to teach cursive. That is the question. It’s one of the biggest debates in education today. I tend to be on the pro-cursive side of the discussion. Even in a world where we type everything, handwriting is important. So how do we make learning cursive easier and more fun?

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