motor skills

Cutting the Frustration – 5 Simple Tips to Teach Scissor Skills

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Cutting the Frustration – 5 Simple Tips to Teach Scissor Skills

Wide-eyed parents surprised by the skill of their toddler’s self-imposed “haircut” may be skeptical about the importance of teaching scissor skills in the classroom. Certainly, some children just KNOW how to use scissors…right? 😉 Seriously though: it is not unusual for a child to struggle with the concept and need assistance with at least ONE… Read More »

25 Gross Motor Activities for Winter

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Keep your students moving with these 25 gross motor activities for winter for the classroom. Try putting your own spin on these gross motor activities and share your success stories in the comments section below! “My goal for these indoor gross motor activities is simple, do-able fun. These indoor gross motor energy busters will get… Read More »

25 Christmas Occupational Therapy Activities

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Attention OTs! Try these Christmas occupational therapy activities with your students, and create holiday-themed crafts like gingerbread salt dough and paper snowflakes to improve fine motor skills. “The Christmas season is a hectic and chaotic time.  With holiday parties, altered schedules, and never-ending to-do lists, Christmas can be overwhelming for adults and kids.  Children see… Read More »

Turkey Squishy Bag: A Super Simple Sensory Activity

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Improve fine motor skills and arm strength with the help of this Thanksgiving-themed turkey squishy bag. How can you incorporate this activity into your next lesson plan? Let us know in the comments section below! “This make a turkey activity was so simple and easy to put together that I almost feel bad for making… Read More »

4 Simple Strengthening Games for the Classroom

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Use resistance bands to improve fine motor skills, gross motor skills, posture, and more! “One of my favorite exercises to do with both adults and kids is resistance band. There are dozens of ways to use resistance band to improve strength, balance, posture, and coordination. One problem that I often encounter with children is that… Read More »

5 Fall Books for Speech Therapy

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Speech-Language Pathologists

Target sequencing, vocabulary, and more by incorporating these autumn-themed children’s books for speech therapy (and a few activities) into your next lesson plan. “Looking for fall books for speech therapy? Here are some of my favorites, plus a few fall activity ideas that your speech students are sure to love. 1. By the Light of… Read More »

20 Kinesthetic Learning Activities for Kids That Incorporate Movement

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Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists

To make your next lesson plan more fun and engaging, incorporate movement into learning! “I recently read an article, Letting Kids Move Isn’t A Break From Learning, It is Learning.  In this article the author discusses how important movement is in the learning process and gives great ideas on how to incorporate movement into learning, not… Read More »

35 Sensory Activities to Help Students with SPD

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This excellent SPD resource of 35 sensory activities includes creative activities and DIY projects to aid students with sensory processing disorders both at home and in the classroom. “Sensory perceptions can be hard to change or even to be aware [of] if your child struggles with the way that their brain processes the information in… Read More »

10 Pumpkin Activities for the Classroom

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Occupational Therapists

Get inspired by this list of classroom-friendly and creative pumpkin activities, and discover how you can incorporate them into your next lesson plan. Check out the list of fun pumpkin activities for the classroom here!   Get apps and activities delivered to your inbox monthly: https://txsource.com/newsletter Looking for a therapy job? Check out our current… Read More »

3 PT Activities for Kids with Down Syndrome

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School Physical Therapists

In honor of both Down Syndrome Awareness Month and National Physical Therapy Month, take a look at these PT activities for kids with Down Syndrome to strengthen their hamstrings and quads. Click here for the article.