Top Ten New Blogs I've Discovered Through Pinterest
Yes, it's my Tuesday top ten (just two days late). I've been so good at relaxing and not thinking too much about teaching and school that I...
Small Pocket Chart Freebie
I love the ideas I've seen using the alphabet activity for sorting letters that are tall, small, and fall. This one is my favorite. I decided to print the poem and use it in one of my small (Target dollar spot) pocket charts on my reading focus board for the beginning of the year. Later, I can move it to a center and have children sort letters by their characteristics. I cut the poem into strips and matted them on black, blue, red, and green paper. Click here to get your free copy of this…
How to improve your child's cutting skills -Tips from a pediatric OT
OT Hack for Kids Who Stick Out Their Elbow When They Cut with Scissors!
Cutting Practice Made Easy - Royal Baloo
Cutting practice has been a hot topic around here lately. Logi-Bear is desperate to learn … Cutting Practice Made Easy Read More »
How to make a weighted pencil
Weighted pencils can be beneficial for students who do not press hard enough when writing or for students who have poor body awareness and need additional proprioceptive input to increase awareness of their hand. If you've ever taken a look at a therapy catalog, then you are aware of how expensive simple items like a weighted pencil can be. Here's an easy and inexpensive way to make a weighted pencil or crayon on your own. What you need: a pencil (or crayon) two rubber bands some hex nuts…
Reader tip: Weighted pen for those who press too hard
Every now and then I receive an email from a reader who has tried something they've seen on my blog or who has an experience that they'd...
Two-Finger Spacer (20 Pack)
Two-Finger Spacer [HW4331] - Keep just the right space between letters and words using this Two-Finger Spacer. Emerging writers and those with visual or motor challenges can rely on the spacer's arrow for directionality and a ruler for measurement. The see-through color heightens the intensity of the letters, and it can be
Handwriting Help Part 2
Pencil Grasp Realistically, pencil grasp is almost impossible to change after the age of 5, since most children are starting to form bad habits at age 3…so it is IMPERATIVE they start off wit…
A Complete Guide to Handwriting - The OT Toolbox
Functional Skills for Kids series and a complete guide to handwriting including developmental progression, fine and gross motor skills, sensory processing concerns, posture, visual perceptual components, play, advanced hand writing tasks, and creative activities for handwriting skills, by Occupational and Physical Therapists.