How To Make Sensory Letter Bags

HOW TO MAKE SENSORY LETTER BAGS Today, we’re letting the children explore letter formation with their senses, using our easy to make DIY Sensory Letter Bags.   This is a great activity to assist with fine motor development, cognitive recognition of the alphabet and a tactile, sensory way for little hands to explore the shapes, curves and lines that form each individual letter.   During this activity, your child will also benefit from practising hand-eye coordination and lateral and bi-lateral movements of the wrist, which will assist with early writing skills. For children with low muscle tone, the small amount of resistance created by pushing/moving the jelly with their fingers and hands will assist in gently developing muscle tone and dexterity.  Plus it’s...

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How Do Crayon Rocks Work?

Crayon Rocks are designed a special needs school teacher named Barbara Lee, to teach children the correct pencil grip. Having worked with children for over 23 years, Barbara was searching for an effective writing tool to assist children with learning the correct pencil grip.  Being inspired by occupational therapist Jan Olsen and her Handwriting Without Tears program. Barbara learned how important it was for children to develop a strong tripod grip early in their education process — handwriting skills depend upon this. Seeing that a simple tool to develop these skills in young children wasn't readily available, Barbara set out to develop one. How do Crayon Rocks help kids? Since a child's first writing tool is usually a crayon, that crayon should be...

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