Animal Theme 10 Week Preschool Occupational Therapy Program
This 10 week occupational therapy program was created for children 3-5 years old. It was originally designed to be carried out with small groups of children, however could also be used with an individual child.
Each week of the program includes activities for the whole body, hands/fingers and tool use. The activities are designed to engage the child in learning through play.
The session plans are organized in themes with each week's program taking approximately 30 minutes to run. This time will vary according to the number of children participating, the number of times an activity is repeated, whether additional activities are used and the amount of assistance a child might need to participate in an activity. The program may be used for school readiness in the year prior to the commencement of school.
The program outlines developmentally appropriate goals for pre-school age children which may be targeted whilst carrying out this program. These goals include the development of gross motor skills, sensory-motor skills, bilateral coordination skills, visual-motor skills, fine motor skills, hand strength, pencil grasp and control, scissor skills, self-regulation and social skills.
This program aims to "make learning fun"!