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In hand manipulation and finger coordination are so important for kids to fasten buttons, open containers and more! Check out our finger gymnastics for awesome practice!

Heavy Work for Little Fingers! Getting little fingers ready for classroom activities and tool use. Your Kids OT

Hi, I'm Cindy and I am an Occupational Therapist. I enjoy working creatively with children to see them reach their potential.

The Inspired Treehouse - Check out some of our favorite fun and creative ways to work on hand strength with kids!

Hand Strength: 35 Fun Activities for Kids

Hand Strength: 35 Fun Activities for Kids - The Inspired Treehouse

Fine Motor Skills Needed at School and Classroom Activities to Help

Fine Motor Skills Needed at School and Classroom Activities to Help

Finger aerobics for fine motor strengthening and handwriting warm up. Great for cp

Walk the ball up the wall, or maybe following a taped path or maze.

Walk the Ball up the Wall

This fine-motor activity has students practice bilateral hand use (both hands alternately doing the same thing), wrist extension, upper extremity strength and range of motion.

Use kitchen tongs to work on the lumbrical intrinsic muscles of the hands to build strength in handwriting, using tongs for this color search and hand eye coordination activity for kids.

Intrinsic Hand Muscle Strengthening with Tongs

Strengthening the Writing Muscles from The Sugar Aunts

I love to share easy tricks to work on things like fine motor skills. Working on pencil grasp and handwriting  are two of my favorite ways t...

Improving pencil grasp with Fine Motor Play

Use kitchen tongs to work on the lumbrical intrinsic muscles of the hands to build strength in handwriting, using tongs for this color search and hand eye coordination activity for kids.

Shoulder and finger handwriting warm up activities for kids.

Handwriting Warm Up Activities for Kids

Handwriting exercises: Shoulder and finger handwriting warm up activities for kids.

The Inspired Treehouse - Hand games are great way to develop hand-eye coordination, bilateral coordination, motor planning and midline crossing and they have been one of our top posts at The Inspired Treehouse.

Hand Games for Motor Skills and Cognitive Skills

I chose this pin because it comes with a ton of cognitive activities that you can do with your students. I would use this in my classroom not only for the cognitive development but for my students to interact with one another also.

Finger Isolation. Think about everything your child does throughout the day that requires finger isolation: pointing, typing on the computer or another device, tying shoes, counting on his fingers, completing clothing fasteners, picking up small objects, and much more! Get some great ideas on how to work on this important fine motor skill.  Read more at:  http://theinspiredtreehouse.com/developmental-skills-finger-isolation/

DEVELOPMENTAL SKILLS: FINGER ISOLATION

(small motor skills)ABCs of Development series at The Inspired Treehouse explores F -- Finger Isolation. An important fine motor skill for buttoning, pointing, picking up small objects and more!

Use finger aerobics in the classroom, home or therapy clinic to work on fine motor skills needed for functional tasks. Hand aerobics are a great fine motor exercise workout before handwriting tasks for the whole class! Perfect for the school based OT.

Fine Motor Skills Needed at School and Classroom Activities to Help

finger aerobics- Nikki, Justin, etc.

Occupational therapy, finger twister. Great for fine motor dexterity! Would be cute for a class party.

Occupational therapy, finger twister for fine motor dexterity!

10 activities to work on hand strengthening

10 Activities to Work On Hand Strengthening

Here are 10 + activities to work on hand strengthening in children through games and everyday activities from Your Therapy Source

Huge list of fantastic ideas for increasing strength in the hands. >This is a site put together by an OT. She offers a zillion ideas about helping kids develop skills in all areas.

Activities to Strengthen Hand Arches

6 easy tips for a better pencil grasp title

6 Easy Tips to Improve Pencil Grasp

Does your child use a funny pencil grip? Here are 5 tips to help correct your child's pencil grip.

Therapy Fun Zone: Fine Motor Coordination Speed.

Fine Motor Coordination Speed

Another aspect of motor ability though is the speed of the motor response. Also a speed response activity for ball and cups

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