**One resource I would like to highlight and strongly recommend using at home is a great program called Calm Connect.
This interactive video series was previously called MeMoves. The company has extended our school district subscriptions for FREE to offer to families at home the remainder of the school year!
Simply use my username and password to login, select a video and have your student imitate the actions on the screen.
Calm Connect: https://prio-health.com/calmconnect/
Calm Connect is a fantastic program designed by occupational therapists to lower anxiety and stress. This activity is most effective to use daily as a routine, during times of transition (switching from high energy such as playing outside to needing to come back inside) or prior to needing to focus. While it may seem unnatural the first time, this is a great activity to try consistently for several days in a row before deciding if it was helpful or not. The most benefits occur when lights are dimmed and everyone in the room quietly listens to the music and follows along. Students are encouraged to participate as little or as much as they are able (added bonus are some coordination activities).
Once you click on the link, you will choose "Access Calm Connect" in the top right corner.
This will help you get started:Quick Start Guide for Calm Connect
Occupational Therapy Home Activities: All different activities to work on strengthening those hand muscles!
Mess Free Sensory Activities:
20 Crossing Midline Activities: These things will work on crossing over the middle of your child's body to get the brain working!
15 Days of Fine Motor Daily Activities: A calendar print out format where you can choose your favorites!
Alphabet Tracing: (4.5-5 year olds)
Yoga for Kids: Nice way to keep moving on cold or rainy days. Other days, playing outside is GREAT!
Coloring Pages/Tracing Pages: Can custom make them for season or theme your child likes.
Make Playdough: A fun activity you can do together and keep on hand for many fine motor activities!
You Tube is a great resource as well: I'll keep a running list of videos I've used from them:
OT with Dan: He is an OT who posts videos for all age levels, even PreK.
Easy Sensory Water Bottles: