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Meaning and Mindfulness: Occupational Therapists as Mindful Mentors

  April brings with it tulips and daffodils, Spring showers, and National Occupational Therapy Month.  But to be fair, April also shines as an honorary month for other special causes as well.  This is the month to spread the word about…

Cursive Clubs: Moving Handwriting from Fine Motor to Functional!

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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…
Motor Planning for beading

Motor Planning Made Easy

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Take a moment to play along with me.  Think about your daily routine - at home or at work.  Walk yourself through a typical day starting from the moment after you are dressed and ready to go.  Let’s say you are leaving for work.  You know…

Jelly Fishing With Two Butterfly Nets

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This activity evolved from another activity, and the child who was doing it thought it was so much fun. We had been playing with plastic bugs, so I got out the butterfly nets, but it was too hard to catch the bugs or the balls in the nets when…

Play Doh Cake With Candles for Fine Motor

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Of course, playdoh is a great toy for strengthening, but if you add candles, it can be good for in hand manipulation too. Make a cake out of playdoh, model magic, or any clay of your choice. Put some candles in the cake. They can…