I wanted to work on in-hand manipulation along with pushing objects into playdoh to really target those fine motor skills. I made some little prickly animals that I can put playdoh or kinetic sand into in order to make a resistive activity for poking. I made a porcupine, hedgehog, puffer fish, peacock, dinosaur, and lion.
Movement is the basis of learning from the time we are born. A baby has an internal drive to work against gravity to get their body up and moving, and in doing the physical movement work, the baby is learning about the environment, how things feel, how far to reach to touch a toy, how
Have you ever wanted to add resistance for strengthening the writing muscles of the hands? Writing in clay is a perfect way to do this. This week we made letters out of clay/playdoh, and had the kids write letters on a clay tracing board. I used a little chalkboard that I got from oriental trading
I never knew how much I would love creating activities until I started doing it many years ago. I know that there are lots of therapists that ake their own forms and activities, and they share the in facebook groups and on teachers pay teachers. A couple of years ago, I worked on creating a
This post has been updated March 2019 How many of you as therapists or parents make your own therapy stuff, such as home programs, class programs, templates, rubrics, activities, teacher inservices, etc. Have you ever thought to yourself, I’m sure this has been done before, but now I have to do it again? I started