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Watch your child develop the skills to thrive with occupational therapy―for kids ages 1 to 6
Occupational therapy uses simple, fun activities to help kids learn the skills they need for daily life, from eating meals and writing the alphabet to socializing with friends and family. Occupational Therapy Activities for Kids is designed to help children at all developmental ability levels strengthen those skills by playing their way through 100 exciting exercises that are easy to do at home anytime.
This family-friendly guide offers concise information on how occupational therapy works and shows you how to apply it in a way that benefits your child. The games are even divided into chapters based on different types of occupational therapy skills―sensory processing, motor, social-emotional, and cognitive and visual processing―so you can focus on the ones that are most important for your child.
Occupational Therapy Activities for Kids offers:
- Customizable for your kid―Every chapter starts with the simplest activities and increases in complexity, with tips on how to make each activity easier or harder.
- No experience necessary―From Balloon Volleyball to Find the Treasure, most exercises can be done with things you probably already have in your home. No prior knowledge or special tools required.
- All kids, all ages―These occupational therapy activities are built for kids 1 to 6 years old with various developmental challenges, but they can help all kids improve their physical, social-emotional, and cognitive abilities.
Make it fun and easy to practice occupational therapy with your child every day.
From the Publisher
Get started right away with just one of the many activities:
Lay down an old sheet in an open space. Cut and lay down at least 4 to 5 feet of rolled paper on top of the sheet. Tape down the corners of the paper. Add a different color of paint to each plate. Cut two pieces of bubble wrap and wrap them around your child’s feet with the bubbles facing outward. Use enough bubble wrap to create two or three layers. Tape the edges together so the bubble wrap stays on your child’s feet. Let your child push their bubble-wrapped feet around in a paint color. Then invite them to walk, stomp, jump, or do animal walks across the paper. Use wipes or paper towels to clean up.
To make it easier: If the texture or sound of the bubble wrap is overwhelming for your child, try plastic wrap instead.
To make it harder: Have your kid crawl on their hands and knees, with or without bubble wrap.