Activities, child, Crossing Midline, elementary school age, favorite toys, fine-motor, hand strengthening, Handwriting, lower extremity strengthening, Motor Planning, motor planning, OT, PT, Range Of Motion, Reach and grasp, Trunk strengthening, upper extremity strengthening, visual perceptual

Using Sidewalk Chalk and Squirt Guns for Fine Motor

Playing with sidewalk chalk can work on and use a lot of different skills during therapy, and is a good activity. Using short pieces of chalk forces the fingers to use a tripod grasp, by using the index, second finger, and thumb. Writing on the sidewalk is also good for range of motion because the […]

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 […]

Activities, child, elementary school age, favorite toys, gross motor, Motor Planning, motor planning, OT, preschool, Product Review, PT, Reach and grasp, Trunk strengthening, upper extremity strengthening

Toss Across

Toss Across is a tic tac toe game that is played by throwing bean bags at the squares which turns them over to reveal X’s and O’s. You throw the bean bags, and if they hit the square on one side an X would be turned over, but if you hit it on the other side, […]