Mature and refined grasp patterns, as well as in hand manipulation, require use of the small finger muscles, and they use the two sides of the hands separately. It can be challenging learning how to coordinate the pinky finger side of the hand separately from the index finger side of the hand. Similar movements are
fine motor skills
An activity that uses the tactile and visual motor sensory systems is to search for items in a box of rice and beans. You get a small box (shoe box size or larger) and put in some dry rice and beans so that it is about half way full. Then you need to get small
I saw a cute little snow man mentioned on a teacher’s site, and I thought it would be perfect to use in therapy. The original source of the picture was from here, but I have made my own to cut out, color, and dress your snowman. There is a plain white picture to color and
Cursive handwriting is like a sleeping dog…don’t wake it up unless you want to hear some barking! As innocent as it may look, it conceals a great deal of energy and power. It certainly must because it can cause a lot of discussion among handwriting advocates. Discussion is a good avenue for sharing and learning
There’s no question that cursive handwriting has taken the leading role on the stage of forsaken fine motor skills. Its glamour has paled and its loops have sagged, that’s for sure. Cursive debates have been making their rounds throughout the country. But notwithstanding their clamor, the curly cues have retained their share of the billing.