Fine Motor and Handwriting:
- Outdoor Chalk: Trace your child’s body. While tracing, identify left and right sides, i.e. "This is your left thumb." Once done have your child add facial features, clothing, etc. identifying body parts as they go (what do we use our nose for?) If the weather does not permit, do this on paper inside.
- Vertical Painting: Set up an easel or tape paper to the wall. For an added challenge and to improve bilateral coordination, have your child hold the paper with their non-dominant hand instead of taping it. Let your child paint standing up. You could use a paint brush or finger paint (our preference). It’s fun to use two primary colors and let your child experiment with mixing colors to make a new color. Have your child practice forming letters as well as drawing pictures.
- Make an inside or outside obstacle course. Work on jumping over things and crawling under things. For example, crawl under the table, jump over some pillows, crab walk around a chair then crawl over the couch cushions. Repeat 4 times.
- Continue practicing at typing.com or Typing Agent.
- Continue to practice shoe tying, buttoning, and/or zipping.
- Continue to identify your zone and use strategies to adjust as needed.