OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY FOR ECD

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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY FOR ECD

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY FOR ECD

Developed by Masikhule’s Occupational Therapists these instructional videos illustrate developmental skills,
various early learning challenges and activity ideas to remediate these specific skills.

READ Tips for parents …

The best way to teach Basic Concepts is through repetition throughout the day, using all of the senses. Here is a great colour -sorting activity working on finger strength too.

Remember that learning Basic Concepts lays the foundation for ALL learning. Start young!

Here’s a great way to practice scissor skills, along with a tip on how to prevent “flying arms”!

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โœ‚๏ธLearning to cut with Scissors is important for the development of eye-hand coordination, using 2 hands together, fine motor strength and concentration. Take note of what to expect at each ageโœ‚๏ธ

Posture: Please take note of those children who W-Sit whilst playing.ย  Encourage them to rather sit cross-legged or legs to the side. This will avoid hip and knee problems.

VIDEOS

Reading and storytelling with children

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Spatial Concepts

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Posture: The correct sitting position and how to correct posture.
Sitting with poor posture can put stress on a child’s muscles, joints and ligaments.
Remember to work on all the muscles needed for posture – gross motor, balance and animal walks.

#1 Good posture – neck, back, hips, tummy, shoulders – all working together.

#Posture: Animal walks are the perfect fun exercises to improve posture, balance, coordination and hand strength ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ›๐Ÿธ

Teaching sizes

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It is important for children to have a good understanding of different concepts as it assists in their ability to follow instructions and be specific in what they are talking about.

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#2 Scissor skills: take note of the tips – both thumbs (holding scissors and the paper) must be on top and visible. โ€‹

Posture: The correct sitting position and how to correct posture.
Sitting with poor posture can put stress on a child’s muscles, joints and ligaments.
Remember to work on all the muscles needed for posture – gross motor, balance and animal walks.

#1 Good posture – neck, back, hips, tummy, shoulders – all working together.

#Posture: Animal walks are the perfect fun exercises to improve posture, balance, coordination and hand strength ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ›๐Ÿธ

Masikhule makes a positive contribution to the upliftment of communities through skills training, mentorship and capacity building in the field of Early Childhood Development.

The name Masikhule means
โ€˜Let us Growโ€™ in isiXhosa.
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