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Fine Motor Activities

Here are some great ideas for fine motor activities!

I just found this video of Lauren Flores, Occupational Therapist in the US outlining some ideas for fine motor activities and has to share it with you! You might find these activities useful and fun to do with your child.

Have a look at Tinder the occupational therapy dog!

Fine Motor Activities for Handwriting

Participating in fine motor activities can help your child to improve their handwriting ability. Hand and finger weakness, poor sensation and sometimes bad habits can prevent children from mastering handwriting and other fine motor skills. These fine motor activities can help to improve the child’s skills. An occupational therapist can establish exactly which movements need improvement and what fine motor activities will help to develop that movement.

A child may also need help with gross motor skills. Good posture and a stable base are also important for handwriting. An occupational therapist can also diagnose and prescribe appropriate activities for children who need help with gross motor skills.

If you would like more information, please contact help @ childworks.com.au.

Welcome to Childworks website!

Welcome to Childworks. I am pleased to be typing in our new blog in our new website. With so many people looking things up on line before they contact anyone in the community, we thought it was time to have a site that allows us to communicate directly with partents, teachers and other treatment providers.  The site also acts as a way for people to contact us. I have kept the website simple on the KISS principle (Keep It Simple Stupid). There is a referral form attached, you can use that to make a referral or just to ask a question.