Category: Fine Motor Skills

Using Household Items for Occupational Therapy

Household Items for Occupational Therapy By: Carly Harrison, OT Student Intern A great way for parents to get involved and see improvements with their child is by incorporating therapy activities at home. Many parents assume that because they are not

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Playtime Connections: Scoop and Pour

Sometimes the simplest toys can be the best.  This week, several of my little friends have enjoyed playing with a little container of dry kidney beans, dump trucks and cars.  There are so many goals we can target with this

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How To Create a Sensory Garden

By: Carly Harrison, University of Memphis Student Intern   With the sun shining brighter and flowers starting to bloom, it is exciting to see spring approaching after a long and icy winter. Spring is the season of colors and fun

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5 Skills Targeted with Bean Bags

Bean bags are great toys for kids of all ages.  There are several different ways you can play with them to work on a variety of different skills.  Here are 5 different skills you can work on while playing with

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A Few of Our Favorite Toys!

We love toys.  We especially love toys that work on your child’s developmental skills.  This year, the therapy team from Brightsong went shopping at The Sensory Shop in Southaven, Mississippi.  They have some fabulous toys that are great for all

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10 Ways to Play with a Parmesan Cheese Container

I know you might be thinking that it’s a little odd to play with a parmesan cheese container, but I have to say that these are great toys for your child’s development.  After you use all the cheese, wash out the

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Making My Mark! The Beginnings of Handwriting Development

By:  Jennifer Henderson, OTR/L Occupational Therapist Brightsong, LLC Handwriting is an important “occupation” for most children. However, handwriting development does not begin when a child starts school. It actually begins at a much earlier age.

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Why We Love Puzzles

I just found out that today is National Puzzle Day.  Who knew?   Puzzles are fabulous toys for every child.  Be sure to look for puzzles made of good quality and try to find some with pictures that look as realistic

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