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Designed with an occupational therapy approach, this SUMMER SKILLS Bundle presents a total of 32 skill-building activities for all children, pre-k through first grade - though older kids benefit too. This bundle is for parents, teachers, OT's, speech therapists, and physical therapists. This resource addresses the following skill areas:
Sensory - through Explorer-themed activities
Visual/Auditory - through Detective-themed activities
Fine Motor - through Artist-themed activities
Gross Motor - through Astronaut-themed activities
The SUMMER SKILLS Bundle has been designed by an occupational therapist and contains 4 products at 25% off. It consist of the following resources:
SUMMER EXPLORER, the first resource, is suitable and motivating for kids who love sensory experiences, but is also suitable for those who dislike getting their hands messy and for kids who are sensitive to noises and smells. Activities also help children in other ways as well. Learning to pay greater attention to the details of sound is a step toward better reading. Increasing a child’s attention to the “feel” of objects contributes to improved fine motor skills.
SUMMER EXPLORER summertime activities include 4 tactile, 3 auditory, and 1 olfactory sensory task.
The 4 Tactile summertime activities include:
1- Touching Nature
2- Washing Rocks
3- Let's Make Quicksand
4- Wet and Dry
The 3 Auditory summertime activities include:
1- Hide & Seek
2- Summer Sounds
3- Bird Songs
The Olfactory summertime activity is:
1- Flower Smells
SUMMER DETECTIVE, the second resource, addresses a child's visual and auditory processing skills. Development of these foundation skills are key to achieving success in school.
Detective themed summer activities in this resource have kids visually scanning their outdoor environments and paying attention to details. Auditory activities encourage children to listen for specific sounds. Greater attention to the details of sight and sound is a step toward better academics!
Looking and Listening activities include 4 looking (visual processing), 1 looking and listening (visual/auditory), and 3 listening (auditory processing) tasks.
The 4 Looking summertime activities include:
1- Gather the Evidence!
2- Bug Hunt
3- Counting Colors
4- Missing Petals
The 1 Looking/Listening summertime activity is:
1- I Spy!
The 3 Listening summertime activities are:
1- Stolen Flowers
2- Detective School
3- Find the Thief!
SUMMER ARTIST, the third resource, presents 8 activities that focus on a child's hand skills, strength, and dexterity. Fine motor skills are key to achieving success in school.
Artist themed summer activities in this resource have kids working on their pincer grasp, two-handed skills, hand strength, shoulder stability, and tactile perception. Improved fine motor skills is a step toward better academics!
Fine motor activities in this resource include the following:
1- Chalk Artist
2- Rock Pictures
3- Nature Art
4- Flower Petals
5- Leaf Painting
6- Fun at the Beach
7- Funny Faces
8- Flowers in the Rain
SUMMER ASTRONAUT, the fourth resource, presents 8 activities that focus on a child's balance, strength, body awareness, praxis, and locomotor skills. Gross motor skills are key to developing good movement skills, the ability to sit upright in class to pay attention, and achieving success in school.
Astronaut themed summer activities in this resource include the following:
2- Space Shuttle
3- Mission Control Directions
4- Astronaut Training
5- Satellite Stop and Go
6- Gather moon Rocks
7- Asteroid Toss
8- Blast Off
All activities in the SUMMER SKILLS Bundle can be adapted to suit all children.
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