OT Activity of the Day:
Games that develop fine motor skills!
Target Age Range: 2 and up (this is even great for your 7-8 year olds!)
Play doh is so versatile and honestly great for any age range. The best thing about play doh is that it really targets and develops your child's fine motor skills. More specifically, your child's fine motor manipulation skills, hand strength and bilateral coordination. All of these skill sets are necessary for success in the classroom, especially when it comes to writing.
In this picture, you'll see some of my play doh "go-tos". For the older kids, we often talk about the steps to make things like a pizza or a pie and write them down first. This focuses on sequencing and writing skills. Or we might even "take an order" (again writing) before starting the pizza or the pie. For the younger kids we see how many shapes we can make!