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Free Dr. Seuss Printables

Here are two free Dr. Seuss printables to practice fine motor skills and gross motor skills. Celebrate his birthday while you also work on hand strengthening and physical activity.

March 2nd is the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Many schools celebrate his birthday along with reading! Here are two free Dr. Seuss printables to practice fine motor skills and gross motor skills. Celebrate his birthday while you also work on hand strengthening and physical activity. Free Dr. Seuss Printables – Fine Motor Skills Page one […]

Apple Gross Motor Activity – Free Printable

The Apple Sensory Motor Packet includes 25, no-prep, apple themed activities to practice gross motor, fine motor, and visual perceptual skills.

Don’t you just love when the crisp Fall air begins to settle in and it is apple picking time?  There is nothing like eating a fresh apple right off of the tree.  Not only are apples tasty, but apple picking involves many sensory experiences for children including gross motor, fine motor, oral motor, and visual perceptual […]

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Gross Motor and Social Skills in Boys with Autism

Pediatric Physical Therapy published research on the relationship between gross motor and social skills in boys with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Previous research has indicated that gross motor deficits were related to ASD symptom severity in toddlers and adolescents although there has not been a clear relationship between these areas across 4- to 12.5-year-olds.  The participants […]

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Pumpkin Workout and Brain Break

Need a quick brain break in the classroom or burn off some excess energy before homework?  Try this no-prep, pumpkin workout!  Can you complete each exercise for the letters in the word P-U-M-P-K-I-N? P is for 10 push ups. U is for 10 up and down squats. M is for marching in place for 30 […]

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5 Tips to Help Children to Cooperate

Do you ever find yourself thinking I wish this group of kids could just get along better?  Maybe it is during a group therapy session, a play date, recess or siblings that could benefit from some tips to help them cooperate.  Here are 5 tips to help you teach children how to get along: 1. […]

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12 Printable Halloween Freebies

Need some last minute Halloween activities?  Here are 12 free printable activities: 1.  4 Pages from Halloween Handwriting Activities at http://www.yourtherapysource.com/files/Halloween_free_sample.pdf 2.  Halloween Clothes Pin Mat at http://www.yourtherapysource.com/freehalloweenmat.html 3.  Pumpkin Patch Fine Motor Game at   http://www.yourtherapysource.com/freepumpkinpatch.html 4.  Jack O Lantern Challenge Maze at http://www.yourtherapysource.com/freejackolanternmaze.html 5.  Copy the Clay Monsters at http://www.yourtherapysource.com/freeclaymonster.html 6.  Halloween Handwriting Hunt at http://www.yourtherapysource.com/hwhuntshalloweenfree.html 7.  Halloween Door Hanger […]

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Gross motor deficits and fetal alcohol exposure

Pediatrics published research a systemic review of 2881 articles consisting of observational studies including children aged 0 to ≤18 years with (1) a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) diagnosis or moderate to heavy prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE), or a mother with confirmed alcohol dependency or binge drinking during pregnancy, and (2) gross motor outcomes obtained by […]

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My Favorite Summer Activity Plus Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

When asked to participate in this blog hop with a recommendation for a favorite summer time activity, I knew what my answer was right away.  Sidewalk chalk is my absolute favorite.  Depending upon how you use it, sidewalk chalk can encourage physical activity, fine motor, gross motor and visual perceptual skills.   Now of course […]

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Gross Motor and Fine Motor Activity Using Colored Dot Stickers

I am not sure why but I just LOVE colored dot stickers.  They are cheap and versatile for all sorts of activities that combine movement with learning.  Here is my latest idea using these awesome stickers: 1.  Write some numbers on colored dot stickers.  For this example, I wrote the numbers 1-4 twice.  Draw matching […]

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Gross Motor Skills in Children with Autism

The Journal of Child & Adolescent Behavior published research comparing the gross motor skill performance on 21 children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and 21 age matched peers (5-10 years) using the Test of Gross Motor Development-2 (TGMD- 2).   The motor performance scores  on the TGMD-2 were compared.  The following results were recorded: 1.  For the locomotor subtest, 67% […]