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Heather Greutman (Growing Hands-On Kids)
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Encouraging Independence, one activity at a time. Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant turned homeschool mom blogger.
Encouraging Independence, one activity at a time. Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant turned homeschool mom blogger.

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SENSORY AVOIDING VS. SENSORY SEEKING BEHAVIORS

I am surrounded by sensory processing resources and education all the time. I tend to forget that others may not understand many of the terms related to sensory processing behaviors or sensory processing disorder. I recently saw a conversation on Facebook between some acquaintances that prompted me to address some common misconceptions when it comes to sensory processing. So today we are going to look at sensory avoiding vs. sensory seeking behaviors.

And did you know there is a third category for under-responsiveness to sensory input?

Click to continue reading >> https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/sensory-avoiding-vs-sensory-seeking-behaviors.html

Pin for later >> https://www.pinterest.com/pin/199143614758393512/

#SensoryProcessing #SPD #OccupationalTherapy #ChildBehaviors
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All About Me Editable Worksheet

I love hearing from readers! One of my GHOK readers reached out to me with a request for an All About Me Editable Worksheet that she could give to her daughter's teacher at the beginning of school. She had found some great options on Pinterest, but none of them were editable on the computer.

So I have created an All About Me Editable Worksheet that you can edit directly on your computer, print out, and give to your child's teacher.

Get Yours Here >> https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/all-about-me-editable-worksheet.html

Pin it >> https://www.pinterest.com/pin/199143614758341047/

#AllAboutMeWorksheet #SpecialNeeds #FreePrintable
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Pencil Grasp Development Handout for Parents, Educators, and Therapists

I'm often asked what typical pencil grasp development looks like. We tackled this topic in a previous post, but I had a reader reach out to me asking for a one-page handout that she could share with parents and teachers. So I created this pencil grasp development handout that you can use as a quick reference.

Get Yours Here >> https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/pencil-grasp-development-handout.html

Pin it >> https://www.pinterest.com/pin/199143614758355349/

#PencilGrasp #Handwriting #OccupationalTherapy
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25 PLAY DOUGH INVITATION TO PLAY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

My 3-year-old LOVES play dough. There are so many great activities you can use play dough with. One of my favorites is play dough invitation to play kits. Today I've gathered 25 of my favorite play dough invitation to play activities to share with you.

Read it >> https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/25-play-dough-invitation-to-play-activities-for-kids.html

Pin it >> https://www.pinterest.com/pin/199143614758222136/

#Playdoughkits #Kidsactivities #Invitationtoplay
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TEACHING TYPING SKILLS WITH THESES FREE TYPING PROGRAMS

In this age of technology, typing skills are important for students to have, especially as they get older. Many students who struggle with handwriting also benefit from typing as an accommodation in their IEP (Individualized Education Plan). I want to share some ways you can teach typing skills with these free programs!

Read it >> https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/teach-typing-skills-free-programs.html

Pin it >> https://www.pinterest.com/pin/199143614758194976

#TypingPrograms #FreeTypingPrograms #KeyboardingSkills
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SCISSOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT CHECKLIST

Have you ever wondered when you should introduce your child or student to scissors? It may be a lot earlier than you think. Today, let's look at scissor skill development for ages 2-6. Plus I have an easy checklist for you at the end of this post!

Read it and get yours here >> https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/scissor-skill-development-checklist-for-ages-2-6.html

Pin it >> https://www.pinterest.com/pin/199143614758131788/

#ScissorSkills #CuttingPractice #ChildDevelopment #OccupationalTherapy
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Typical Pencil Grasp Development for Writing

Proper pencil grasp development for writing starts a lot earlier than you think in children. From the time your child starts grasping for objects with their hands, they are developing pencil grasp.

If your child has ever received or been evaluated for Occupational Therapy, this is one thing that the therapist will be looking at when assessing their handwriting skills.

Read it >> https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/pencil-grasp-development-for-writing.html

Pin it >> https://www.pinterest.com/pin/199143614753720144/

#PencilGrasp #Handwriting #OccupationalTherapy
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Typical Fine Motor Developmental Milestones for Ages 0-6

We all hear about the developmental milestones our children should hit like rolling over, crawling, or walking. But fine motor skill milestones are just as important to your child's overall development.

Today I want to share fine motor developmental milestones for ages 0-6.

Read it >> https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/typical-fine-motor-developmental-milestones-ages-0-6-free-printable.html

Pin it >> https://www.pinterest.com/pin/199143614751524105/

#FineMotorSkills #FineMotorDevelopment #OccupationalTherapy #ChildDevelopment
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4 Tips on Including Tummy Time In Your Baby’s Day

We often hear about putting babies on their tummies for "tummy time." However, many babies do not like this activity. Today I am sharing 4 tips to include tummy time in your baby's day.

Read it >> https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/4-tips-on-including-tummy-time-in-your-babys-day.html

Pin it >> https://www.pinterest.com/pin/204913851774631134/

#ChildDevelopment #TummyTime #OccupationalTherapy
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