At Pediatric Therapeutic Services (PTS), we strive to ensure every student gets the appropriate level of care and services. We put together the resources on this page for parents like you to continue interventions at home. Here, you will find a wide variety of activities you can do with your child at home.
When you click on a link, a PDF will automatically download for easy access and printing. Use these adaptable Occupational Therapy (OT) resources and activities at home to help your child continue to achieve their goals.
OT Activities for Parents of Elementary Students: Help Your Child Develop Vital Skills, Improve Mobility, & More
If you have a child in elementary school, they are likely in the process of developing one or more of the following skills:
- Postural control
- Visual perceptual
- Visual motor skills
- Manual dexterity/grasp
By doing the activities below with your child, you can help them increase physical strength, improve both mobility and function, decrease or manage pain, and do things like learn how to hold a pencil, practice cutting with scissors, and develop emotional regulation skills.
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Activities and Exercises for Home from your Occupational Therapist
Activities to Encourage Bilateral Coordination
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Heavy Work Activities at Home
Home Strategies Pencil Grips
Home Strategies Proprioceptive Activites
DIY Obstacle Course
Household Activities for Bilateral Coordination
Kids Sensory Activities – Kitchen
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OT Summertime Ideas for Improving Hand Skills and Helping your Child to Coordinate Both Sides of the Body
Sensory Calming Activities
Sensory Ideas for Home Summer Activities for Fine and Visual Motor Skills
Turning Games into Handwriting Practice
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OT Activities for Parents of Secondary Students: Help Your Child Get Organized, Participate More Fully in the Classroom, & More
For high school students, the sheer volume of information that is provided throughout the school year can be hard to capture and organize. Effective learning behaviors, proper preparation, and strong organizational skills are key to students’ success at the middle and high school levels.
These resources will provide you with some helpful suggestions to help get your secondary student on track organizationally, so they can be a more competent in-class participant when it comes to taking notes, preparing for assignments, and studying for exams. If you have a middle or high school student in need of extra support, check out the resources below:
General OT Activities: Turn Everyday Experiences into Learning Opportunities
In addition to the activities for elementary and secondary students that we’ve compiled for you, use the following activities to add structure to everyday experiences—turning them into learning opportunities. Whether it be following a recipe together or completing extra writing activities over the summer, you can help your child practice key skills, develop their executive functioning, and more.
Start Using These OT Activities with Your Child to Support Their Development & Help Them Succeed
By doing these activities with your child at home, you can help them build up their confidence, achieve their OT goals more quickly, and feel more comfortable in their physical environment both at home and in school. When you integrate OT activities into daily life, you play a vital part in continuing your child’s education beyond the classroom.
Try the at-home activities that fit the needs and goals of your child today!