OT Activity of the Day:
Popsicle spacing tool
Target Age Range: 5 and up
When I'm assessing a child's handwriting, I'm looking at a few factors: letter placement, letter formation, letter sizing and spacing between words to name a few. However, I've noticed over the years that the letters can be any size and floating all over the space, but if there is a space between the words, then it's more likely you'll be able to decipher the sentence.
There are so many ways to ensure that your child is spacing between words, and one fun way to do this is to create a spacer! A spacer is any object that a child can place in between words to ensure that there is adequate space. To make your own, grab a popsicle stick, decorate in any way you would like (a little fine motor work;)), and ta-da, you have a spacer that your child can bring to school and keep with them.