The following links take you to websites that provide some fun activity ideas that you and your child could practice at home. Practicing activities regularly might help with your child’s development.

You and your child may already practice lots of fun games and activities at home. These websites might provide you with some different ideas that you could try. Variety is the spice of life!

It is up to you and your child to choose what activities to do, when to do them and how long to practice for. 20 minutes once a week might be enough. Some might prefer to do activities for longer or more often. It is up to you and your child. You could try recording each session so you and your child can see his/her progress.

Some of the websites have been provided by Occupational Therapy services in theUK. These websites provide ideas for activities that may help to develop skills that your child might be struggling with, for example, dressing and eating skills or skills to improve muscle strength etc.

Occupational Therapy Plan

This website provides activity ideas that aim to help a particular difficulty your child might have. For example, Fine Motor Control (struggles with small movements such as handwriting or using scissors), Eye-Hand Coordination, or keeping his/her Balance etc…

Following a three step process, select the skill you wish to work on, i.e. balance. Then click on continue to select the materials you wish to use, i.e. ball, glue, paper, etc…

Once you have selected materials click the continue button again. It will list some activities you could try. Alternatively, you can view a range of fun activities by clicking on the blue ‘plan’ button.

www.otplan.com 

Occupational Therapy Resources, provided by the Northumberland Care Trust

This link will take you to some resources provided by the Northumberland Care Trust. The website provides advice and strategies to help with activities of everyday living, such as, dressing and eating skills.

http://www.northumberlandcaretrust.nhs.uk/services/community-services/children-and-families/childrens-occupational-therapy/childrens-occupational-therapy-resources/?searchterm=occupational%20therapy%20resources 

Do2Learn 

A web page that provides activities and guidance for parents and teachers that help to develop social, behavioural and, life skills. 

www.do2learn.com

Activity Village

A website full of fun crafts and activities that could keep your child amused on rainy days!

www.activityvillage.co.uk

Playing and engaging your child in any activity can help in lots of ways. It can help them to develop muscle strength, control and coordination which help us to be able to manage skills of everyday living. There is lots of information available on the internet, in books and other resources that might offer more advice and ideas. Explore the links provided or put some of your own searches into ‘Google’ and see what fun things you can find for you and your Child to practice at home.

Please be aware that these websites are for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical or clinical advice. If you feel your child is struggling with a particular skill and are unsure what to do please seek advice from a professional.

If you are unsure about any of the activities suggested on the websites do not attempt them. Only attempt the activities that you feel comfortable with.

Parkside School takes no responsibility for any of the information contained within the websites.

Parkside School is giving this information for guidance only. If you have any concerns from any of the activities on the websites please consult a qualified medical practitioner.