At Little Hands at Play Therapy, our occupational therapy activities may look like just fun games, but each activity is designed to help develop one or more specific abilities in your child.
We have a choice of literally hundreds of different purposeful games we can play with your child. The more fun and interesting the activity, the more your child will engage with it. Every achievement and advancement is met with praise and celebration that further motivates children to do their best to win at each game.
Here are some examples of activities we use in our occupational therapy:
- Zipper and button board manipulation
- Molding clay
- Crafting such as cutting and gluing
- Digging in sand, dry beans, or shaving cream
- Drawing, coloring, and writing stories
- Moving objects by blowing on them through straws
- Hitting a target with a toy or beanbag
- Proprioceptive and vestibular activities
- Use of feeding utensils
A wide array of activities not only develops more motor skills and dexterity, but it also provides a diverse selection of sensory experiences for your child. The wider the child’s tolerances to varied sensory experiences, the calmer they can remain in life.