Fine Motor: Helpful Links

The websites we have listed below have some excellent resources to help your child develop his or her skills.  

OT Mom: we love this website! It’s chock full of great activities to build hand strength, handwriting skills, visual motor skills.  http://www.ot-mom-learning-activities.com/index.html

Therapy Street for Kids: The purpose of this website is to provide resources for parents who want to carry over occupational therapy activities with their child at home. http://therapystreetforkids.com/index.html 

Handwriting

Guide to learning cursive.
http://www.overnightprints.com/learning_cursive

This site has cursive handwriting practice sheets.
www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/cursive/sentences/index.htm

This site has printing cursive handwriting practice sheets.
www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/manuscript/sentences/index.htm

Handwriting info directed to students “5 Steps to Better Handwriting”
www.kidshealth.org/kid/grow/school_stuff/handwriting.html#

Great suggestions for hand skill activities for home for younger kids.
www.childdevelopmentinfo.com/learning/handwriting.shtml

Tip sheet on fine motor activities.
http://printables.familyeducation.com

Handwriting worksheets for primary students.
http://kids.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Free_Handwriting_Worksheets

This site has animations for all cursive letters (as a model).
www.donnayoung.org/penmanship/cursive-animations.htm

Great practice worksheets for manuscript.
www.donnayoung.org/penmanship/manuscript-lessons.htm