Activity of the Week

School is in full swing, and that means homework and handwriting.  For many children, handwriting can be challenging.  So what can we do to make writing easier?

Handwriting relies heavily on shoulder, arm and hand strength, coordination and dexterity.  Here is one, fun way to increase these skills, as well as visual tracking skills which are also necessary for reading.

You will need a pair of tongs, some small bean bags or bundled up pairs of socks, and a target which can be another person or a stationary target.  The goal is to throw the bean bags or socks and hit the target, and then catch the bean bags or socks with the tongs.  It's harder than it looks, even for adults!  


Moira Sullivan

Moira uses a holistic approach that promotes healthy development in the child while honoring and supporting their relationship with their family and the community. A graduate of San Jose State University, she has advanced training in sensory integration, visual perception and visual-motor integration, DIR Floortime, oral motor rehabilitation, strength and endurance training, and myofascial release.