Occupational Therapy Related Gifts for the Holiday by Emily Freiters, OTR/L

Occupational Therapy Related Gifts for the Holiday by Emily Freiters, OTR/L

child with presentSensory related gifts for movement and touch input:

  • Play-doh
  • Moon sand
  • Water beads
  • Floam
  • Teeter Poppee
  • Sit and spin
  • Therapy ball to bounce on/roll over body
  • Bean bag chair for deep pressure

Fine motor related gifts to work on grasp and strength:

  • Snap pegs/peg boards
  • Ring stacker
  • Legos
  • Magnetic blocks
  • Pop beads
  • Connect four
  • Games with tongs/tweezers
  • Sneaky Snacky Squirrel
  • Shelby’s Snack Shack
  • Scatterpillar Scramble
  • Lacing Cards
  • Beading (wooden beads, pony beads)

Visual perceptual related gifts:

  • Insert puzzles/interlocking puzzles
  • Games:
    • Quirkle
    • Mustache Smash
    • Operation
    • Perfection
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