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    OT Activities to Try at Home

    This page includes exercise suggestions, book suggestions, and web site suggestions. Be sure to scroll down!


    Fine Motor Exercise Suggestions:

    • Flip a deck of playing cards one card at a time
    • Tear paper into strips and roll the paper into small tight balls
    • Use a pair of tweezers and pick up small objects & place them into a container
    • Screw and unscrew nuts and bolts
    • Make a rubber band ball
    • Make small play dough or putty balls


    Visual-Motor Exercise Suggestions:

    • Alphabet books for letter tracing and/or formation
    • Mazes, crossword puzzles, word finds, picture finds
    • Puzzles


    OT Book Recommendations:

    • Raising a Sensory Smart Child: A Handbook for Helping your Child with Sensory Integration Issues by Lindsey Biel
    • The Out of Sync Child Has Fun by  Carol Stock Kranowitz
    • Sensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder by Lucy Jane Miller and Doris A. Fuller
    • How Does Your Engine Run: The Alert Program for Self Regulation by Mary Sue Williams and Sherry Shellenberger
    • Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight by Sharon Heller
    • My Sensory Book by Lauren Kerstein


    Recommended Websites for Sensory Information: