OT Activity of the Day:
Target Age Range: 4 and up
Today we're continuing to focus on bilateral coordination, but instead of cutting, we're tracing shapes instead!
Now I call this my "collage of shapes" however you and your child can easily make an actual picture (coupling the square and triangle to make a house for example). I used paper plates to make my shape templates, but you can easily use cardboard or even card stock, just something that is more sturdy than regular paper.
The focus is to have your child stabilize the shape with one hand while they trace with the other. Again, this ability is important because this is the skill (bilateral coordination) that will help with using both hands together (cutting, shoe tying, buttoning and "helper" hand while writing to name a few).