Handwriting ideas, fine motor strength activities from our Perth based Occupational Therapist Staff.
Playing fine motor strength games is a great way to strengthen the small muscles of your child’s hand. Activities such as climbing, playing with Lego or drawing with pencils all help fine motor controls and muscle development.
Fine motor strength games.
Our Occupational Therapy staff have developed a collection of fine motor skills activities for toddlers and young children.
Parents and caregivers should be able to quickly and easily develop their child’s hand grip and finger coordination using these simple yet effective exercises.
If your child is still having fine motor difficulties or has a diagnosed fine motor disability our experienced occupational therapist staff can help.
1. Making and playing with Play Dough.
Squeezing Play Dough is as much fun for parents as their kids. Cheap and cheerful fine motor fun.
2. Picking up split household items for Mum or Dad.
Pretending to accidentally spill some tiny little plants seeds on the floor and asking your son or daughter to help pick them up is a great way to develop the fine motor pincer grip.
3. Hand scooping up sand.
Making sandcastles with your child with only your hands is a great way to develop the muscles of your child’s palm.
4. Building Lego for boys (and girls)
Boys like to build with their hands. Okay, okay so do the ladies but with some of our ADHD boys, it seems to be an obsession. Building and playing Lego games or even having a Lego birthday party is a great way to develop a sense of community.
5. Sorting shells into colourful patterns.
Family outings to the beach can continue at home by sorting shells into categories. As a bonus learning activity ask your child to investigate the animal that belongs to each shell.
Our Occupational Therapist Services.
Focused Education’s Friendly Occupational Therapists are passionate about helping pre-schoolers and primary school aged children learn and grow. Helping children develop handwriting skills, motor movement and cognitive abilities related to muscle memory is important to our OT staff. We provide a direct, clinical service as well as consultation with families, educators and health professionals.
We help schools based in Perth learn and apply occupational therapy skills in classrooms.
Our therapists help organizations in the residing in the neighbourhood of the Perth City area. Education-related psychological strategies can empower companies to better help their employees learn and focus at work.
- Primary schools, high schools and childcare centres.
- Children’s hospitals.
- Child health and wellbeing clinics for children.
We invite you to call our reception team to discuss your child’s occupational therapy testing and treatment needs on (08) 61887669 or complete the contact form below.
Our caring staff hope to see you at our clinical, developmental and health occupational therapy services centre soon.
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