OT Activity of the Day:
Target Age Range: 3 and up
By the age of 4 your child has the visual and fine motor capacity to write their first name. For some, this ability comes easily, for others sometimes a multi sensory approach does the trick. What does this mean? A multi sensory approach is one that activates and registers in more than one area of the brain, promoting better learning. Meaning, not only the visual portion of the brain, but the tactile portion is targeted as well.
Here I'm using coarse salt and some blue sequins to look like "snow". The idea is that your child can use their finger to draw the letters in the salt. Again, this targets multiple areas of the brain which should help your child when it comes to writing letters. Not only is this educational, but it's fun as well.
Now, if using salt is not your thing, fear not, you can use just about anything. You can writing letters in shaving, pudding, whipped cream, play doh, lotion, rice, etc...
Happy writing, enjoy!