Hi everyone...it's been a crazy 8 months since I last blogged, but it's happily been due to sheer busyness with my business (see what I did there?? ;o). I have so many little friends who are visual learners, and I wanted to come up with a solution for a visual chart that was more fun, motivating, and play-based than the typical icons. I was inspired by one of my favorite preschool teachers, Wren Hayes at Building Block School in Exeter, NH who uses a similar setup to teach kiddos to put on their winter clothes (clearly we're blessed with extra parenting challenges up here in New England!).
Visual charts like these can help children learn sequencing, body scheme/awareness, spatial relations, and basic activities of daily living in order to promote overall confidence, independence, and motor planning through functional activities (the core of Occupational Therapy!).
All you need are the following:
Thanks for visiting - I hope you found this helpful and inspiring.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy Winter Solstice to all, and to all a good night...stay warm!
Kristen M. Goodrich, OTR/L
I'm a pediatric occupational therapist with a clinic space in Epping, NH. I also see a limited number of clients within the community. I graduated from Boston University, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences in 2003, and have worked in various pediatric settings, including early intervention, adaptive camps, outpatient clinics, schools, and community as well as clinic-based services through my own practice Seacoast Play Works Therapy, PLLC.