Fine Motor

Wikki Stix Tons of Therapeutic Fun

Open any occupational therapist’s bag, and you are certain to see certain portable tools and toys that are fun for children to use while providing opportunities to enhance their skills. Wikki Stix Tons of...

Helping With Handwriting

Many children struggle with handwriting and completing worksheets.  They may experience hand weakness and poor endurance.  If this sounds like your child, you may need to get creative when it comes to getting your...

Encourage Motor Skills, Imagination, and Focus with Plus-Plus Construction Sets

Construction toys can be a lot of fun and challenge the imagination. Plus-Plus 300-Piece Basic Assortment is a construction set that offers endless possibilities. Your child can create a 2-D mosaic or a more...

The Cutting Truth: Activities to Develop Scissor Skills

Scissor skills are an important part of every child’s early childhood development. Although most of us recognize that fact, we don’t always realize why children need scissor skills. Aside from the obvious use of...

Pop Bead Critters for Fine Motor Needs

Introducing Chicken Socks Pop Bead Critters Activity Book, a pop bead book unlike any other. The beads have been created to provide the perfect pop! The book is a step-by-step guide for creating zany...

5 Ways to Encourage Independent Play

As we move into the new year, we will continue to have crazy weather.  Sometimes weather too poor to send our children out to play.  Yet, there is work to be done, kids to...
struggling writers

4 Overlooked Pre-Writing Features

Handwriting is such a complex task and our students are asked to write frequently throughout their school days. Poor handwriting is one of the leading Occupational Therapy referrals in school systems. All too often,...

Why You Can Say Yes To Video Games

If you're parenting a child with ADHD, then you've most likely struggled with whether and how much access to allow your kiddo to video games. On one hand, game systems are both ubiquitous and convenient....

The Family Garden – A Harvest of Creativity, Benefits and Good Times!

It's that time of year in our family, where there is excitement over crocus popping through the earth, song birds returning, and seed packets being sifted through. Since I was a little girl, my family...
writing readiness

5 Ideas to Foster Writing Readiness

Many parents and teachers are eager for young children to write, but do they have the writing readiness skills needed? Writing, which used to be introduced in first grade, and then in kindergarten, now is...