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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I recently purchased Alphabet Soup. This book is filled with wonderful activities to do this summer with my children. Thanks Lyn!
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Copying from the board can be very tedious for some students! Let’s take a look at the steps involved and see how we can help! Step 1: Student must be able to quickly look from his paper to the board and back down to his paper. This visual skill called accommodation may be slower for some or result in blurry vision. Its always a good idea to have your student’s eyes checked to see if this is a factor. Step 2: Student must isolate text on board from surrounding text, bulletin boards, or students moving in front of the board. Children with figure ground (finding Waldo on a page of objects) perception or attention issues may not see the text to be copied because of […]
Letter R Rockets: Have the children squat down, pretending to be rockets in the launcher. Count down from 10. Each child should have a turn counting down. Then say “Blast off”! The children jump up and fly away with arms spread and making roaring sounds River Crossing: Scatter hoola hoops or carpet squares on the floor. Pretend the floor is a river and the hoola hoops are rocks. The children will jump from one rock to another. If you are working on specific colors, letters, or numbers, place these inside the hoops and have the child call out the item when they jump. Rope Walk: Place a rope on the floor in a straight line. Have a child walk with his right foot on the […]
Please make sure the games are appropriate to the child’s developmental age and that safety of the children is a priority! Adult supervision is a MUST! Letter O Obstacle course: Use pool noodles, hoola hoops, etc. Letter P Potato relay: Give each child a spoon and a small potato. Mark off a start line and a finish line. See who can balance their potato the farthest. Ping Pong: Place the ping pong ball on a table. Have one child on each side of the table. The ball is pushed back and forth using a marker with its cap on. Pig races: Have the children pretend to be pigs. Set up chairs for the “pigs” to crawl around as if in a rodeo pig race. Popping corn: Have […]
In need of gross motor activities to coincide with your curriculum?В Here we go again: Always add music when possible.В Ensure that the children are always safe. Ensure the activity fits the developmental level of the child. Letter F Feet: Have the children explore all the movements feet can do: walking, dancing, galloping, hopping, skipping, tip toeing, kicking, jumping. Frogs:В Place large circles with shapes or numbers on them around the room.В Have the children pretend to be frogs by crouching down and hopping with two feet together while saying вЂњrivetвЂќ.В Have the children jump onto all the blue circles if they are wearing blue or onto all the triangles, etc. Letter G Grow:В The children will curl up like a tiny seed.В You will […]