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Coloring in the lines is an excellent activity for developing pencil control, and contrary to popular opinion it does not stifle creativity. To develop a proper crayon grasp avoid engaging your child in a dialogue about how to hold a crayon correctly and the virtue of coloring in the lines. A better strategy is to adapt your child’s environment (e.g., drawing implements, position, image quality and drawing implements) and facilitate coloring skills by choosing appropriate m
I am sure that many of your homes have a beautifully decorated Christmas tree sitting in your living room. While it sets a festive mood and is delightful to look at, here is an edible and delectable way to make a Christmas tree in your kitchen. Here’s what you will need to make this tasty treat: Sugar cones Cupcakes Vanilla frosting Green food coloring Red or green decorative sugar or sprinkles M&M’s Gum drops To work on pressure modulation and fine motor coordination, have y
This adorable craft project caught my eye while I searched for holiday projects to make with the children at Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services (POTS). Instructions were adapted from www.busybeekidscrafts.com, photos by Busy Bee Kids Crafts. I was drawn to the multi-sensory components of this project, including the olfactory (smell) sense and touch. Is your child hesitant to get messy or dirty? Adjusting to the sensation of feeling messy and gluey is particularly import