Monday, February 11, 2008
Fine Motor Skills
I find that coming up with fine motor activities is easier than I thought. Here are some more fun occupational therapy (OT) activities. My kiddos didn't even know that they were doing OT. Tom Sawyer loved making a monster truck with Dad, and it took lots of fine motor skills, from holding and painting with the paint brush to attaching the wheels. We pulled out the 4-sided Lite-Brite, and the kids had a blast working with it for a few days. Now, if I can just stop stepping on all the pegs that seem to have wandered all over the house! The design and drill game is very popular. The power drill has several adapters and sheets that get more difficult as the child works his/her way through the levels. I was pleased at how well they stuck with this activity. They also had fun with good old Lincoln Logs and floor puzzles. Lastly, Little Red Ridinghood loved finding the hidden money in the Theraputty. She would find them and say "hide them again" over and over. I think she did this for 45 minutes. No attention problems there!