Fun Ways to Work on Handwriting

Children today are very advanced when it comes to technology, which can be very beneficial. However, technology can have the opposite affect on some aspects of child development.  Pediatric Occupational Therapists understand that technology can impact a child’s interest in penmanship.  Handwriting is a skill that some clients at Eyas Landing work on.  Handwriting promotes communication skills, fine motor control and visual motor skills in children. 

 Here are some fun ways to work on handwriting skills: 

1.) Tactile exploration: Write letters with shaving cream, sand, or finger paint.

sensory handwriting

2.) Aqudadoodle Mat: OTs love this because it is mess free! You don’t have to worry about kids coloring on the walls or on desks. You just fill the pen with water and it only writes on the mat. It erases as it dries off for easy clean up.

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Aquadoodle Handwriting

3.) Magnetic Alphabet Board: Trace the letters with a magnetic pen and the magnetic beads pull up. You can also push down the beads with your finger promoting finger isolation skills. Kids love the haptic feedback this item provides. The size of the board is great as it makes it easy to travel with!

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Handwriting OT

4.) Handwriting apps: Try out I Can Write My Name, Handwriting Without Tears, Little Writer. They combine technology and the skills to work on penmanship.

Handwriting
Handwriting

Eyas Landing is a therapy clinic with a mission to provide evidence-based and family-centered therapy services for children, adolescents, and their families. The primary goal is to deliver relationship-based interventions within the most natural environments and to empower families to reach their full potential. To achieve this goal, our highly educated, compassionate staff dedicates time and expertise to create experiences that maximize therapeutic outcomes. The strength, determination, and perseverance of our clients are evident as they succeed in therapy, and ultimately in their daily lives.

Eyas Landing offers a wide range of comprehensive services including Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, ABA Therapy, Social Work, Family Therapy, and Neuropsych testing. Services are provided throughout the Chicagoland area via Telehealth, In-Home, and in our state of the art clinic.

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