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Activities, adult, child, Crossing Midline, elementary school age, gross motor, OT, Range Of Motion, Trunk strengthening, upper extremity strengthening, visual perceptual

Seated Balloon Volleyball

I have been working in skilled nursing this summer, and it is very different from the therapy that I do with kids. There are some things that transcend age groups though and that people want to have fun. What is fun for a child is not necessarily fun for an adult, so I have to […]

Activities, child, elementary school age, Gait, games, gross motor, hand strengthening, lower extremity strengthening, Motor Planning, motor planning, OT, PT, Trunk strengthening, tween - middle school, upper extremity strengthening, visual perceptual

Using a Water Gun to Propel a Ball

I had recently used water guns to fill up a cup with water and make a ping pong ball rise. I was trying to think of other activities that use water guns because they can really work on hand strengthening. I had the guns, and I had the balls, so I had a group of […]

Activities, adult, bimanual, child, Crossing Midline, elementary school age, games, gross motor, lower extremity strengthening, Motor Planning, motor planning, OT, preschool, PT, Range Of Motion, Sensory, teenage, toddler, Trunk strengthening, tween - middle school, upper extremity strengthening, visual perceptual

Balloon Volleyball

Balloon Volleyball is such a simple game to play that is fun for young and old. It can be played standing up or sitting down, although when sitting down, someone will need to retrieve the balloon when it is out reach. I don’t think I need to say this, but will, just in case. The […]

Activities, bimanual, child, elementary school age, equipment, favorite toys, hand strengthening, lower extremity strengthening, Motor Planning, OT, preschool, Sensory, toddler, upper extremity strengthening

Kid-O-Bilibo

The Kid-O Bilibo is a toy that is the shape of a turtle shell. It reminds me of one of the large pieces of equipment that I use in therapy to balance on, but on a much smaller scale. It couldn’t be used exactly the same, but it has its own uses, and imagination can […]