OT Learning Activities For Kids

Welcome to my OT Mom website! These fun occupational therapy learning activities are designed especially to boost kids’ school skills!

Why Do OT Activities At Home?

occupational therapy learning activities with kids

Occupational therapy can be financially out of reach of many parents, and many children do not have access to therapy for various reasons.  

Some parents encounter long waiting lists before their child will be seen by an occupational therapist.

This website is designed to inspire parents and teachers to help the children in their care until therapy can commence.

The OT activities I have chosen were inspired by years of occupational therapy with children in various circumstances, as well as ideas I have used with my own kids at home, and my aim is to empower parents to help their children at home during these difficult financial times.

Read more about why some kids need extra learning activities these days.

A word of caution!
The advice and learning activities on this website are NOT a replacement for evaluation and treatment by an occupational therapist.
Please contact your health professional if there is any doubt about your child’s development, and read my
disclaimer before proceeding.

Learning Activities On My Site

learning activity - cutting snake

Fine Motor Skills: Find scissor cutting tips and activities as well as hand and finger exercises to boost your child’s fine motor skills and promote good handwriting. Lots of helpful articles for teachers and parents, too.


Gross Motor Skills: A range of activities to work on your child’s core muscles, shoulder muscles and coordination skills. Find out more about the importance of gross motor skills.


Visual Perceptual Skills: Lots of info and activity ideas to help your child develop these skills, which are essential for reading and writing.


Coordination Skills: Activities and information to develop your child’s bilateral coordination and hand-eye coordination.


Hand Dominance: What is hand dominance and why is a dominant hand important? These articles will answer your questions!


Midline Crossing: Find out why crossing the midline is so important for your child, and try some of the suggested activities.


Pencil Grasp: Find out more about how pencil grasp develops, what a mature pencil grip looks like, and the weird ways kids can hold their pencils!


Sensory Processing: A series of articles explains Sensory Processing Disorder and its effect on children’s functioning. Some helpful Sensory Integration Activity ideas are given, too.


Themes

playdough learning activity

Playdough Activities: Try these fun playdough activities to improve hand and finger strength, as well as bilateral coordination skills.


Christmas Activities: A selection of Christmas activities and links to Christmas e-books which can promote fine motor and bilateral coordination skills, among others.


OT Mom Products and Recommendations

OT Mom e-books

If you need more activities than are provided on this site, my OT Mom e-books provide all of these activities and much, much more in a printable, user-friendly format.


If you are looking for pencil grips, therapy balls and other equipment for your child, view products from a supplier I recommend at my OT Products page.


Thank you for visiting my site! I hope you were helped! Feel free to read more about me or contact me to leave your comments or ask questions. I can't promise to answer every email, but I do my best!


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Testimony:

"I just wanted to thank you for sharing such wonderful information via your website.

I teach in a self-contained special education classroom.  Most of my children aren't able to write because their fine motor is just not developed.

I was searching for fine motor activities when I came across your website.  Your activities are awesome and I look forward to trying some of them with my students.  Your explanations of "why" were so insightful, so helpful; really caused me to think.

Again, thank you so much!"

Jennifer, US







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