OT Activity of the Day:
Target Age Range: 3 and up
I know I've talked about wikki stix before, but I'm going to talk about them again today. As we continue to talk about prewriting skills, wikki stix are a modality I use constantly with younger kids. I especially like to use them to teach letter formation (as pictured). Children of all ages love wikki stix and when learning letters is difficult it always helps to engage your child's interests. Plus, wikki stix are a great way to promote fine motor manipulation and using two hands together.
I also use them to help teach letter placement and coloring inside the lines. Just place the wikki stix on the line your child is trying to write on or color in and you have a barrier that will gently remind your child to stay within the line!
So grab your wikki stix and enjoy!