Occupational Therapy Activities for Kids: 100 Fun Games and Exercises to Build Skills (Paperback)
Watch your child develop the skills to thrive with occupational therapy―for kids ages 1 to 6
Occupational therapy uses simple, fun activities to help kids learn the skills they need for daily life, from eating meals and writing the alphabet to socializing with friends and family. Occupational Therapy Activities for Kids is designed to help children at all developmental ability levels strengthen those skills by playing their way through 100 exciting exercises that are easy to do at home anytime.
This family-friendly guide offers concise information on how occupational therapy works and shows you how to apply it in a way that benefits your child. The games are even divided into chapters based on different types of occupational therapy skills―sensory processing, motor, social-emotional, and cognitive and visual processing―so you can focus on the ones that are most important for your child.
Occupational Therapy Activities for Kids offers:
- Customizable for your kid―Every chapter starts with the simplest activities and increases in complexity, with tips on how to make each activity easier or harder.
- No experience necessary―From Balloon Volleyball to Find the Treasure, most exercises can be done with things you probably already have in your home. No prior knowledge or special tools required.
- All kids, all ages―These occupational therapy activities are built for kids 1 to 6 years old with various developmental challenges, but they can help all kids improve their physical, social-emotional, and cognitive abilities.
Make it fun and easy to practice occupational therapy with your child every day.
About the Author
DR. HEATHER AJZENMAN, OTD, OTR/L, HPCS, received her doctorate in occupational therapy from Washington University in Saint Louis. She is a DIRFloortime Advanced Certified Provider and a hippotherapy clinical specialist. She has experience working with diverse children and families using a family-centered, evidence-based approach.