Pen Pal Camp
Mon Jul 10 2023 at 09:00 am to Fri Jul 14 2023 at 12:00 pm
284 Digital Dr | Morgan Hill, CA
About this Event
Welcome to the Pen Pal Camp, an occupational therapy perspective on developing pre-writing skills and fostering a love for writing in children aged 3 to 7 years! Our camp is designed to provide a fun and engaging environment where children can explore various pre-writing activities while building essential skills for written communication.
Here's an overview of what we have in store:
1. Basic Pre-Writing Skills:
- We will focus on foundational pre-writing skills such as hand-eye coordination, bilateral coordination, and fine motor control. Through a range of activities, including coloring, tracing, and connecting dots, children will develop the necessary motor skills for writing.
2. Exploring Different Grips:
- We understand that every child has a unique way of holding writing tools. During the camp, we will introduce different types of grips, including crayons, q-tips, and other age-appropriate writing tools. This exploration will allow children to experiment with various grips and discover what feels most comfortable for them.
3. Creative Writing Exercises:
- Writing should be enjoyable! We will incorporate fun and creative writing exercises to engage children's imaginations and enhance their love for writing. From drawing pictures and labeling them to composing simple sentences or stories, we will encourage children to express themselves through words and illustrations.
4. Sensory Integration Activities:
- Sensory integration plays a vital role in writing readiness. Our camp will include sensory-rich activities to support children's sensory development and enhance their overall writing skills. From finger painting with different textures to using scented markers or textured papers, these activities will stimulate their senses and promote engagement in the writing process.
5. Fine Motor Strengthening:
- Developing hand strength is crucial for writing proficiency. We will incorporate exercises and games that target hand and finger muscles. Using playdough, threading beads, or squeezing stress balls, children will engage in activities that strengthen their fine motor skills, leading to improved writing control and endurance.
6. Adaptations and Individualized Support:
- Our camp instructors, who are experienced occupational therapists, will provide individualized support and adaptations based on each child's needs. Whether a child requires modified writing tools, extra guidance, or sensory accommodations, we are committed to ensuring a supportive and inclusive environment for all participants.
7. Parent Engagement and Take-Home Activities:
- We believe in the importance of collaboration with parents and caregivers. Throughout the camp, we will share strategies and resources to help reinforce pre-writing skills at home. Parents will receive take-home activity sheets and recommendations to continue fostering a love for writing beyond the camp experience.
At the Pen Pal Camp, we strive to make the journey of developing pre-writing skills an enjoyable and meaningful one for every child. Our occupational therapy approach ensures that each child receives the support and tools they need to succeed. Join us for a fun-filled camp where imagination and writing skills come together!
* The PenPal camp is NOT an Occupational Therapy Treatment.
Where is it happening?284 Digital Dr, 284 Digital Drive, Morgan Hill, United States
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