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!

occupational therapy learning activities with kids

Why Do OT Activities At Home?

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.

Click on the quick links below to see the important info on this page.

A word of caution!
The advice and learning activities on this website are NOT a replacement for evaluation and treatment by an occupational therapist.
The advice and activities are meant to enhance your child's normal development and help your child achieve his or her best potential.
Please contact your health professional if there is any doubt about your child’s development, and read my
disclaimer before proceeding.

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Tips for Doing Learning Activities

Many parents ask how to get the most out of these OT inspired activities. Here are some tips I often share:

  • If your child struggles, then make it easier, or drop it, and try something different. Come back to the difficult activity in a week or two.
  • Give lots of encouragement and praise good attempts, even if they are not perfect. “You almost did it, well done!” “That was much better!” “Today is even better than yesterday!” “That was a good try!”
  • Who has a good relationship with your child? Sometimes we as parents can get stressed over how well our child is doing, and we have less patience than we ought to.
    Perhaps a grandparent, sympathetic teenage relative or friend would be able to spend a regular 10 minutes doing some of these focused activities with your child? 

Doing these activities is not a substitute for an evaluation and intervention by a qualified occupational therapist.

Please read my article on Occupational Therapy vs Therapy Activities At Home to understand why I say that!

And find out why some kids need extra learning activities these days!

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"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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