How Can You Help Your Child OT

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    How Can You Help Your Child

    Below are some advice sheets about how to develop your child’s prewriting, scissor and dressing skills.

    We hope these help you get started and feel like you are doing something that will really help.


    Advice on Using a Pencil, Drawing & Writing

    Early Pencil Skills

    Advice to Improve Pencil Grasp

    Advice to Improve Letter Formations

    Advice to Improve Approach to Handwriting

    Equipment and Resources

    Equipment and Resource Details

    Ian's Shoelace Site

    Learn traditional and adapted types of knots to tie your shoelaces in simple and basic steps, with lots of visual supports. Whether you're after shoelace tying speed, simplicity, security or style, there are 18 different shoelace knots to choose from, including several that Ian, the creator of the website, has created himself.

    Dexteria Apps

    A range of apps centred on increasing finger dexterity and fine motor skills in children and young people. It uses a fun and interactive game, with different levels of difficulty, which gets progressively harder as the games. Each app contains a few different games/activities that work on different areas of hand development.

    OTs with Apps

    A list of useful websites containing information and links for apps that can be downloaded to reinforce learning, providing a fun and interactive way. Some apps are free to download, whilst others have a charge. All prices are noted next to the links to the apps. Some are downloadable onto I Phones, android devices or a mixture of both.

    Occupational Therapy Plan

    An activity idea search engine for paediatric occupational therapy activities. Match skills you want to work on, with materials you have, to a detailed occupational therapy treatment activity.

    OT Fine Motor Skills on Pinterest

    Lots of creative ideas!

    25 Fine Motor Activities Using Household Items.

    Therapy Street for Kids - Occupational Therapy

    Therapy Street for Kids is your short cut to finding therapeutic activities to enhance your child's occupational therapy programme.

    Websites with Free Typing Resources


    Tux Typing


    BBC Guides


    Typing Test


    Free Typing Game


    Only Typing Games


    Learning Games for Kids