refine coordination with chopsticks
Activities, child, Chopstick activities, elementary school age, equipment, fine-motor, hand strengthening, Handwriting, in-hand manipulation, Motor Planning, OT, preschool

Chopsticks

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 […]

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child, elementary school age, fine-motor, Handwriting, OT

Cursive Clubs: Moving Handwriting from Fine Motor to Functional!

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.  […]