Finger Strengthening Exercises

The benefits of finger strengthening exercises and types of exercises and activities that can be followed to improve finger strength.

Have you ever heard of the saying “If you don’t use it you will lose it”? The human body muscles require strength and constant movement so the body can perform at its highest level. Finger strengthening exercises help improve flexibility and strength and reduce discomfort and pain during everyday activities. CAN YOU BUILD MUSCLES IN […]

Clothespin Activities for Kids

Clothespin activities are a great tool to work on finger and hand strengthening, fine motor skills and eye hand coordination for children. Occupational therapists and Montessori teachers will tell you how often they use clothespins to work on fine motor skills.

Wait, what? Clothespin activities for kids? You may be confused. You thought clothespins were for hanging clothes outdoors right? Well guess what? They are a great tool to work on finger and hand strengthening, fine motor skills and eye hand coordination for children. Occupational therapists and Montessori teachers will tell you how often they use […]

Hand Strengthening Activities for Kids

Does your child or student have decreased muscle strength in the hands?  Are you in search of novel and creative hand strengthening activities?  Check out all these ideas below.  Many include FREE printables and use materials that you will have around your house! Using Clothes Pins and Craft Sticks as a Hand Strengthening Tool Here […]

Hand Strengthening Exercise Game

add this fun FREE printable hand strengthening exercise game to work on building up those muscles.

Today’s children seem to be spending more and more time on screens and less time on playing with real toys. This can result in weaker muscles in the hand and fingers. Developing hand strength in children is super important for everyday functional skills.  Kids need to have the adequate muscle strength to use the monkey […]

Grip Strength of Children – What does the data say?

Grip Strength of Children Decreased grip strength is frequently present in children referred to occupational and physical therapy.  How do you measure the grip strength of children during your evaluations or annual reassessments?  Do you use clinical observation to determine if the child’s handgrip strength is poor, fair or normal?  Perhaps you assess functional skills […]

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Homemade Play Dough Recipes and Activity Ideas

Pediatric therapists, parents and teachers use homemade play dough recipes daily. Here is a collection of fun ones from the Internet to explore. 1. Recipes for Sensory Fun: This is a nice 5 page download created by a therapy company to hand out to parents. 2. Nuture Store – Let’s Play with Dough – includes […]