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New Fine Motor Building Blocks: Plus-Plus

YTS Plus Plus Fine Motor Fun

I found this fun, new fine motor building blocks, Plus-Plus, at the Toy Fair 2017 in NYC.  Each building block is a small double plus sign that interlocks together.  You can use your imagination and creativity to create endless possibilities.  Children will have to use fine motor and visual motor skills to connect the blocks […]

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Fingerprint Bees

Fingerprint Fun Bees Freebie

Check out these fingerprint bees!  I love fingerprint art because it is easy to follow the directions and the end result is adorable!  This freebie is from Fingerprint Fun.  There are simple, step by step directions on how to create these buzzing bees.  Print out the page and complete the picture with your own fingerprint […]

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Shaving Cream Tracks – Fine Motor and Sensory Activity

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Shaving Cream Tracks is a fun activity to set up that encourages fine motor skills, tactile input and crossing midline.  You will need plates, toy cars and shaving cream for this activity.  This idea is from Therapeutic Play Activities for Children. Place the plates in front of the child or one large tray. Squirt shaving […]

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Valentine’s Day Sensory Motor Freebies

Valentine Sensory Motor Packet Freebie

Here are two fun, NO PREP, Valentine’s Day sensory motor freebies!  They are from the Valentine’s Day Sensory Motor Packet.  These two activities are ready to go!  Just print and start practicing fine and gross motor skills.  The Valentine’s Day Brain Breaks is a great group activity to get heart rates up.  The Conversation Heart […]

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Effects of Tablet Use on Fine Motor Skills

Effects of Tablet Use on Fine Motor Skills

Physical & Occupational Therapy In Pediatrics published research on 80 children (mean age = 60.1 months) to determine the effects of touch-screen tablet use on the fine motor development of preschool children without developmental delay. The children were placed in two different groups.  One group of 40 children, who used a touch-screen tablet more 60 minutes […]

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Winter Challenge – Sensory Motor Activity

Winter Packet Free Challenge

Winter Challenge is a fun, NO PREP, Winter themed activity to encourage fine motor, gross motor and visual motor skills.  Just print the black and white page and complete each of the Winter themed challenges.  Can you trace the ski tracks, draw snowflakes, walk backwards, pretend to ice skate, hold snow tube pose and finish […]

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Cut, Sequence, Paste and Draw Penguin

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Here is a penguin activity that includes scissor skills, sequencing, motor planning, visual motor skills and following directions!  All on one piece of paper (translation: NO PREP activity).  This penguin activity is from the Cut, Sequence, Paste and Draw – Arctic Animals.   Print out this activity and the child can cut, sequence, paste and […]

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Q&A with the Creators of EazyHold – Flexible Universal Cuffs

Q&A with the Creators of the Flexible Universal Cuffs EazyHold

Once in awhile, a new product hits the market that can be a game changer.  In my opinion, the EazyHold flexible universal cuffs, appear to have accomplished this by helping children (and adults) with physical disabilities.  Since I have a big interest in entrepeneurship, I thought it would be great to hear about the story […]

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5 Ways to Play with Mini Erasers

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Have you seen all the adorable mini erasers at the Target dollar spot?  They are also frequently at party stores and other dollar stores, too. They are festive, fun and cheap.  Big bonus – they are great for fine motor activities.  Here are 5 ideas to use mini erasers to work on children’s fine motor […]

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Cut, Sequence, Paste and Draw Holiday Ornament

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Here is a holiday ornament activity that includes scissor skills, sequencing, motor planning, visual motor skills and following directions!  All on one piece of paper (translation: NO PREP activity).  This ornament activity is from the Cut, Sequence, Paste and Draw – Holiday Edition.   Print out this activity and the child can cut, sequence, paste […]