CREATING HAPPY HANDS
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Many parents ask me how they can be a part of their child’s learning experience in a positive way. I have provided the following on this site to help you learn more about your child:
Free downloads of various brochures on foundational skills of handwriting (gross motor, fine motor, visual perception, sensory motor, and developmental milestones).
Information about my book Alphabet Soup which shares developmental information, ways to teach your child and fun and productive games in which you and your child can be involved.
Lynlines is my educational blog! It has topics from parent's grief, handwriting hints for parents and teachers, sensory thoughts, and much more!
Decks of alphabet playing cards: a great way to learn print or cursive letters!
As an occupational therapist specializing in children’s developmental and learning differences, I know early intervention can have a positive impact. I love to partner with parents and teachers, offering evaluations, one on one consultations, and seminars.
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YIKES!!! Summer is half over!!! It may be time to gently incorporate writing activities into your days. Think FUN not workbooks! Using common household items for play and learning is not only fun but practical! It also takes the pressure off your child to “hold the pencil correctly” and learn letter formations at the same time. Here are some ideas to get you started thinking…… Use uncooked letter noodles to spell words or his name 2. Use letter stamps, alphabet stickers. 3. Use the index finger in shaving cream (for sensitive skin), finger-paint, sand, salt, flour, cornmeal, dry or prepared instant pudding or Jell-O crystals spread on a tray or cookie sheet. Sugar free Jello actually changes from no color to a color with a little […]
For those of you who have pegboards tucked away with your toddler toys, pull them out. Place the letters that you and your child are practicing on blank stickers. This picture shows matching cursive letters as we were working on identification of the cursive letters. Make sure that each letter is part of a pair: 2 A’s, 2 D’s, etc. Place stars as “wild cards” which means it is a match to any letter. Now turn the pegs over where the pairs of letters cannot be seen. Each person takes turns turning up two to four pegs (depending on your child’s attention span and how big your peg board is). If your child turns over a match or a star (wild card) and a letter, he […]
Last week we talked about the need to be consistent with the handwriting program that your child will be using in the fall if you choose to practice handwriting this summer. These are other items that should be consistent as you work with the letters: Workbooks: Workbook lines should be consistent with the paper he will use in school. For example if the school paper has only two lines to write within (Handwriting Without Tears) and your child practices on three lined paper (top, dotted line in middle, and bottom line), it may be confusing. Workbook visual: If your child is distracted by too much visual stimuli (cluttered desks, cluttered room, ) look for workbooks with less rather than more on each page. Workbook models: Insure […]