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Visual Skill Building & Activities


With Spring approaching, the OT’s want to share some fun and creative activities that will work on your child’s visual skills. The visual system allows us to engage and explore the environment around us. With these skills, we are able to move our body around space, scan for objects in a crowded room and understand what is surrounding us.

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I Spy Game

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”1215″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]While seated on a couch or at the park, start by naming one object that you see within your surrounding. “I spy with my little eye….something blue!” Make it a little harder by increasing the amount of objects your child needs to find- “I spy with my little eye three blue objects.” Now, change the game to mimic “Where is Waldo.” Have your child look for one specific item or person in a crowded room or public space.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Color Beading Task

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]With the theme of Rainbows, let’s do a colorful beading task! First, scatter a bunch of colorful beads around the table and have your child sequence them in order of the colors of the rainbow. Together you can measure your child’s wrist, and have your child cut a piece of string to start beading. Your child may need assistance in knotting the end of the string, however, you can have them point to where the knot should be. Now it’s time to bead! Your child can do this at home with siblings or friends, or at the park![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”1216″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Pop The Balloon!

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