Developing Bilateral Skills

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developing bilateral skills, developing bilateral coordination

Bilateral skill means the coordinating both of your hands together for a task.  Fasteners, opening items, cutting, dressing, typing the list goes on and on.  That is why it is SO important for kids to develop bilateral skills. Many children struggle with developing bilateral skills. And many OTs are pulling their hair trying to think of what they can do the … Read More

Holiday Tree {Simple Fine Motor Activity}

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simple fine motor activity, fine motor activity for kindergartners, OT ideas

I am a strong advocate for kids participating in activities other than cutting and writing in school.  I think far too many kids spend their time on tablets and then enter school forced to write and cut but don’t have the necessary hand skills to do so. So they end up HATING writing and cutting.  BUT if simple fine motor … Read More

How to get your child to eat.

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This is a subject that is near and dear to my heart.  I have seen too many kids who have been force fed with a TON of negative consequences. I know your heart is in the right place, you want them to eat so they can gain weight and grow.  The doctors are telling you they have to gain weight … Read More

Introducing the Fit OT!

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fine motor activities, fine motor skills, pediatric OT, occupational therapy for children, fine motor development

A place to find fine motor activities and so much more! I am SO excited to add content about another one of my passions to this website. This site was started as a place to post about my passion for fitness. BUT I have another HUGE passion which also happens to be my career as an Occupational Therapist. I have been … Read More