Activities | bimanual | child | Crossing Midline | elementary school age | favorite toys | fine-motor | hand strengthening | in-hand manipulation | OT | visual perceptual
Build Me a Castle
No therapy gym should be complete without some legos and duplos. They are the quintessential fine motor activity. If you follow a pattern or design, they are good for developing visual perceptual skills as well.
Even without making something specific, it is fun to see how tall you can build before it gets wobbly.
As important as putting them together is pulling them apart. It can get tough getting the small pieces apart and can really work on finger strengthening. It requires both hands pulling hard, so it works on bimanual skills as well as getting an involved extremity working. Duplos are bigger and therefore easier (thank you captain obvious).
- Fine motor
- Finger and hand strengthening
- Visual perceptual
- Using an involved extremity
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Tonya is a pediatric Occupational Therapist, and loves creating things to work on skills and solve problems.
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