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Occupational Therapy News from Ms. Sherwin

This has been a very busy year at Monatiquot School Kindergarten Center!  The children have been busy learning to use their small hand muscles for bilateral hand skills in the classroom, mastering correct letter and number formations (remember to start your letters and numbers at the top!), cutting with scissors, and many other necessary fine motor activities in preparation for next year.  The summer provides a slower pace and an excellent opportunity to practice those skills and without the pressure of school. Below are some suggestions for the summer months.  I wish everyone a safe and happy summer and best wishes for next year!

Get out to the playground often.  Climbing, hanging, swinging, and sliding are excellent sensory activities, and also build upper body strength. 

Messy art activities can move outside for more sensory fun.  Activities such as playing with shaving cream, finger painting, drawing with sidewalk chalk and then squirting off the pictures with a spray bottle are just a few ideas.

Water activities, whether swimming laps or playing in a wading pool, provide strong sensory input and excellent activities for building upper body strength and endurance.

The beach is great for building sand castles, looking for hidden treasures in the sand, or even going on a treasure hunt.  You can even incorporate playing “I SPY “to look for hidden treasures.  Don’t forget to bring digging tools, pails, sunblock, and other necessary items to the beach.

Please remember that children need to be supervised at all times, and have fun!

It has been a pleasure getting to know your students this year, and I wish everyone a safe and happy summer!

Amy Sherwin C.O.T.A/L, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, amy.sherwin@braintreeschools.org