A selection of resources and activities to support your child from our Occupational Therapy Team
We hope that you and your families are all keeping well during these trying times. During this challenging period, we truly recognize the importance of keeping our children’s bodies and minds happy and healthy.
The Occupational Therapy department has created a list of resources to support your child’s functional and play skills. The resources, described below, focus on the areas of fine motor skills (i.e. hand skills) and gross motor skills (i.e. movement and physical skills), which are fundamental for play, activities of daily living (e.g. dressing, eating) and school-related activities (e.g. printing, drawing, coloring, etc.).
Please feel free to have fun and explore these resources and activities.
Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Occupational Therapy Department
Stay safe and be well!
This website provides free resources, tools, ideas and activities geared towards the child development. Activities are divided according to functional skills, fine motor skills, visual skills, sensory processing skills, executive functioning skills and handwriting.
Fine Motor Skills
This handout lists a variety of fine motor activities, many of which are do-it-yourself, with materials you may already have in your homes. The activities aim to work on overall hand strength, in-hand manipulation skills and dexterity skills –which are all important for use in daily functional activities.
This is a free resource on printing practice, primarily for students in Kindergarten, Cycle 1 and Cycle 2. Instructions and guidelines are provided to parents on how they can help their children in learning and remembering the correct letter strokes using modelling, imitation, and self-monitoring.
Typing is a fundamental skill for all students to learn. This is a free interactive resource consisting of touch-typing lessons of increasing difficulty. Students create their own online accounts so their progress can be saved upon the completion of each lesson.
Having to stay indoors could mean that we are more sedentary than usual. In addition to keeping an active and healthy lifestyle, there are some habits we can adopt to maintain good posture and relieve tension in our muscles. Refer to this infographic on tips and tricks to remind us of the proper postural hygiene when sitting for prolonged periods of time.
Gross Motor Skills
With spring and summer approaching, and warmer weather along with it, we have listed some fun physical activities that can be done outdoors. Several games and activities are provided which work on developing gross motor skills such as strength, stability and coordination.