Many homeschool families worked hard to get their school spaces ready for the new school year! At our house, we do school and therapy (occupational and behavioral). Most of the time, James doesn’t even know he’s doing “therapy,” he just thinks he’s having fun! Here are his therapy spots around the house:
One of the most used therapy tools in our house is a little trampoline. He likes to jump while he’s watching his favorite shows. Really he’s working on his proprioception.
We have a felt board and a magnetic dry erease board so he can play with letters and numbers. Fine motor skills are a weak area for him and anything we can do to help him gain strength in that area is great! We can also put letters or numbers up really high so he has to stretch and use even more muscles to get what he wants.
Crawling and climbing help him strengthen his upper body. We also do wheelbarrow walking and have really seen him grow stronger. One of the best at home occupational therapy tools we have is a swing! Kids with autism and sensory process disorder are calmed by the rythmic back and forth movement.
What do you do at home to help your kids get stronger?
Homeschooling mom Sandra writes at Celebrate Every Day.