Hands First! Beginner Fine Motor Curriculum is unique among fine motor programs as it empowers therapists, caregivers and teachers to help preschool, kindergarten and first grade children develop fine motor abilities. Through fun and engaging lesson plans, Hands First Fine Motor Curriculum addresses a child’s foundational skills through fine motor and gross motor activities. Designed by Laurie Donovan, MA, OT/L and Alison Hales, OTD, MS, OTR/L , Hands First Fine Motor Curriculum is written in an easy to use format.
Do you need a complete, research based and turnkey fine motor and fine motor foundation program for use in your school based practice? Are you being asked to assist with RTI or Response to Intervention by your school principal? Are you finding yourself inundated with requests to assist regular education teachers with their students, when it is likely that the student in question will not qualify for services? Do you need a quick resource for activities that can be used for a variety of purposes, including parent handouts, teacher led classroom activities, and therapist run groups?
The Hands First! Fine Motor Curriculum is a new, comprehensive, evidenced based program backed by preliminary research that demonstrates its effectiveness in helping students gain in fine motor and fine motor foundation (gross motor) skills. Written for preschool, kindergarten and first grade students, this complete program can be utilized by both therapists and teaching staff. Kids love the activities! Administrators are impressed that the program is written as a curriculum that can be implemented by teaching staff. Two digital versions of the Hands First! Fine Motor Curriculum are available: the Full Curriculum and the Beginner Book. The beginner book contains 2 months of fine motor and gross motor foundation activities, as compared to the full curriculum which offers 4 months of activities of a larger variety. It is delivered electronically immediately following payment.
This download includes:
- A pre and post test checklist used to ascertain student skills
- Complete checklist directions and reproducible forms
- Reproducible class forms
- Content Standards
- Purpose Document
- Program Goals and Objectives
- Scope and Sequence
- Guidelines for Program administration
- Benchmarks / Skill levels
- Complete lesson plans
- Lesson illustrations
- Complete monthly lesson plans
- Reproducible Monthly Lesson Plan Forms
- Activity Rating Scales
- Equipment needs lists
- Set up instructions
Details: 106 pages PDF document Language: English
I love the Hands First! Fine Motor Curriculum activities! This is a great resource!
Christina Rossi, OT
While the curriculum was developed to empower teachers to help their students gain fine motor skills for successful classroom participation, the curriculum easily translates to the clinic setting. Hands First! is a great tool for OT students and new clinicians. The curriculum is well organized and contains fun activities with indication of level of difficulty as well as the activity purpose that helps students with planning treatment sessions, grading tasks and with creativity.
Joanne Hunt, OTD, OTR/L Children’s Specialized Hospital, NJ
When I was teaching Kindergarten, I was always concerned about my students’ fine motor skills. There were always four students every year that needed more than I could give them, yet would not qualify for OT or special education services. When I started using the Hands First Fine Motor curriculum, I quickly realized that every single student benefited from activities. After a few weeks, I noticed that the students’ fine motor skills were improving. The kids were holding their scissors, pencils and crayons better; their cutting and writing improved. The kids asked for less help as they were able to open their snack containers by themselves. On the days we couldn’t do Hands First! (delayed opening, assembly, etc), my kids would get upset! This is a great resource for Kindergarten teachers who really want to help their kids. The activities are very simple and written in a large group format. Dana Tretola, Former NJ Public School Teacher, Stay at Home Mom
This is an electronic document. You will receive the link to download the document following payment.
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