Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog

According to Learning Resources, “Through practice and repetition, children can develop their fine motor skills to help refine movements and hone precision.  Fine motor skills allow children to perform actions with the small muscles in the hands, fingers, and wrists.”  If you’re looking for a toy to practice fine motor skills on, look no further than […]

5 Hand-Eye Coordination Apps

Hand-eye coordination plays an essential role in any child’s development.  We all rely on this skill to complete “simple tasks” (e.g. feeding ourselves) and more advanced tasks (e.g. athletic feats).  Though the skill often develops naturally in children, many individuals require extra exercises to conquer the skill. There are many activities to help encourage hand-eye coordination. […]

Ready to Print App

Looking for a comprehensive tool to help teach pre-writing skills to children?  Check out the Ready to Print app, an app developed by an occupational therapist with more than 25 years of experience.  The app features a large variety of activities and levels to help engage and build a strong foundation for beginning printers. Ready to Print […]

7 Toys for Sensory Integration/Autism– Holiday Gift Guide 2015 Part 4

Ho…Ho…Ho!  Santa Claus will be coming to town in just 15 days!  (Where has the time gone?!)  If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping for your child with (or without) special needs, be sure to check out my 3 featured blogs for some excellent gift ideas: 8 Gift Ideas for Auditory Development 6 Toys for Motor Skill Development […]