BENEFITS OF DOING MAZES!

5 BENEFITS OF DOING MAZES! Mazes are a big hit with therapist, and kids love them too! Mazes are not only fun and interesting they provide your child’s therapist with the ability to address a variety of skill sets during their therapy session.  With so many holiday-themed mazes popping up this time of year let’s learn … [Read more…]

Fun in the Sun

Here are some outdoor activities that can improve arm strength and handwriting – Tug of war with a rope in the grass- Grab a friend and pull! This helps increase hand/arm strength – Wheel barrow walks in the grass- This helps increase shoulder strength as well as helps to strengthen the core – Car wash- Allowing your child to … [Read more…]

Importance of Handwriting

Why Can’t My Child Do It? It’s Just Handwriting!   Children become very good hand writers by developing muscle strength, problem solving skills and eye hand coordination.  A child who does not have the necessary skills that are developed before handwriting (i.e. arm strength, eye-hand coordination, letter and shape perception) will eventually struggle to complete such tasks at school and home. The following problems may be present … [Read more…]

Learning to Write Letters

When children are learning to write their alphabet letters, it is beneficial to incorporate different ways for them to practice forming the letters. Different textures or messy play activities are a great way to engage children in this activity by having them try some of the following to form letters: Use their finger in a … [Read more…]