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Category: dexterity

The Ultimate Hypermobility-Friendly Toy List (Part 2)

….Following on from The Ultimate Hypermobility-Friendly Toy List (Part 1) (This post contains affiliate links because I stand by the educational/developmental value of these products!) Here are the remainder of

The Ultimate Hypermobility-Friendly Toy List (Part 1)

Whether it’s birthday presents or Christmas, toy shopping can be a nightmare. I’m like a bit kid in a toy shop, I love them, but I know that a lot of

Scissors & Scissor Skills

Scissor skills. One of the most common reasons a child gets referred for occupational therapy by their school teacher. The other is obviously handwriting, but we will talk about that

Zoob. That’s right. Zoob.

This fantastic creation is fun for everyone. Zoob. Most people haven’t heard of it… but if they have, they rave about it. Think lego, mobilo, duplo… but cooler. Zoob are

Magic-Kinetic-Moon Sand.

Courtesy of spiders   Kinetic Sand. Sand in Motion. Sands alive. Magic sand. Moon sand. Many names for the AMAZING creation that is the sand that even my most neat-freak-mummy-friends

Teachers and Parents Pet Peeve

What is one thing teachers and parents both hate? Shoe laces.  Teachers hate having to say 20 times per day “Sally, your shoelace is undone”; “Josh, stop and fix your

Make drawing & writing more fun

Got a child who doesn’t really like handwriting? Or a child who doesn’t really take to drawing & colouring? This could be part of your answer. The Crayola Dual Sided Dry

Wikki Stix

I think Wikki Stix are a paediatric occupational therapist’s best kept secret. We LOVE Wikki Stix, and so will your children. In my experience, most parents who brought a child to therapy had

Dressing my “Ownself”

How do children actually learn to dress themselves? If you think about it, how do we learn anything? We are taught. The people around us model for us the way to

Old-school fun

Technology definitely has its benefits (I really do love technology) however, there is nothing like the old school pen and paper to develop fine motor skills appropriate for school. Pencil