Fun Learning Activities To Build Skills!

This website was born from a desire to inspire parents with simple learning activities that would help their kids develop the skills they need for formal schooling.

So many "foundations" need to be in place before children are ready to read, write, and do math. My hope is that the activities on my website can help your child get those foundation skills in place.

As a homeschooling mom of 3 with a background in pediatric occupational therapy (OT), I have tried to give you activities that are easy to do at home and that don't use fancy equipment or resources.

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Tips For Doing These Learning Activities At Home

Here are some tips for getting the most out of the activities on my site:

  • If your child struggles with an activity, then try and make it easier, or simply drop it and try something different. Come back to the original activity in a week or two. The variety of activities on my site should provide you with different ways of working on the same skills.
  • 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!”
  • Check your child's positioning and posture and encourage them to do activities in a controlled way, not in a sloppy way.
  • Who has a good relationship with your child? Sometimes we 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?

Please Note: Doing the activities on this site 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!

Some parents also ask why their child may need to do extra activities in the first place, if they have been referred to my website by a teacher.

My article will help you understand how your child can benefit from these activities.

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