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Visual motor skills, executive function and achievement in children

Research was published recently on the association of visual motor skills, executive function and achievement in children (for reading and math scores) for kindergarteners through second graders. 

Visual Motor Skills, Executive Function, and Achievement in Children Research was published recently on the association of visual motor skills, executive function and achievement in children (for reading and math scores) for kindergarteners through second graders. The participants included 259 students enrolled in elementary schools in low-income communities with many sociodemographic risk factors.  The research indicated […]

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Fine Motor Skills and Reading

Fine Motor Skills and Reading

Fine Motor Skills and Reading Prior to kindergarten, fine motor skills are important for school readiness.  Research indicates that fine motor skills play a role in cognition and language development.  The Journal of Research in Reading recently investigated the relationship between fine motor skills and reading development in 144 kindergartners in Germany.  Each child was […]

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Beach Find and Color – Hang Ten Dude

Beach Find Color

Beach Find and Color Hang Ten Dude is the latest freebie from a new Beach Sensory Motor Packet.  Practice visual discrimination and visual motor skills searching for these fun, cute surfer pictures. DOWNLOAD BEACH FIND AND COLOR. This freebie is from the Beach Sensory Motor Packet of 20+ games and activities to encourage fine motor, […]

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Wishing You a Happy Mother’s Day Fingerprint Craft

As a mother of 6 children, I happen to LOVE homemade Mother’s Day crafts.  I also love anything that has a child’s fingerprints, hand prints or a drawing on it.  I created the Wishing You a Happy Mother’s Day Fingerprint Craft template so the children can simply press their finger prints on to the paper […]

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Groundhog Day Visual & Gross Motor Challenge

Take the Groundhog Day Motor Minute Challenge.  Can you complete all the visual motor and gross motor tasks on this page in under two minutes?  This is quick, NO PREP, warm up activity, brain break, indoor recess or boredom buster for Groundhog Day.  And it is FREE! Woohoo!  We all love free. If you like […]

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3 FUN Elephant Activities to Practice Fine, Gross and Visual Motor Skills

Here are 3 fun elephant activities to play to practice fine motor, gross motor and visual motor skills.  Big bonus – It is actually Elephant Appreciation Day!  Who knew?  Me! Only because I just heard it on the radio.  Haha!  But it did spark a few ideas for the blog.  So here we go: Copy […]

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Visual Perceptual Find and Color – School

Here is a visual perceptual freebie Find and Color for back to school from the School Doodle Find packet.  Challenge your student’s visual scanning and visual motor skills with this activity.  Can you find and color the 7 different school items? DOWNLOAD the School Doodle Find freebie. This freebie is from School Doodle Find, a visual […]

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Cut, Sequence and Draw Trucks

Practice scissor skills, sequencing, glueing, following directions and drawing all with this one activity – Cut, Sequence, Paste and Draw Transportation. Download this truck freebie to get started with this no-prep activity. Find out more information on the complete Cut, Sequence, Paste and Draw Transportation Packet. Looking for different themes? Check out Cut, Sequence, Paste […]

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Doodle Arrows – Visual Discrimination and Visual Motor Activity

Here is a great new freebie to practice visual discrimination and visual motor skills.  You can download Doodle Arrows at Your Therapy Source.  How about add in some physical activity with directional arrows?  Check out the latest download – Which Way?  Follow the directional arrows to practice motor planning skills and spatial awareness.  

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Visual Perceptual Clothes Pin Games

I am so excited about this new download, Visual Perceptual Clothes Pin Games, that combines visual perceptual skills, hand strengthening and play skills. The first game is the Dinosaur Shadow Game.  It includes four different dinosaurs to pin your clothes pins on if your dinosaur matches the shadow on the board game. The next game […]