Miniature erasers are one of my Occupational Therapy toolbox power tools. These little bits of rubber are the perfect manipulative for working on so many fine motor and developmental skills. Today, I’m sharing how we use them in learning and reviewing skills learned at school, like patterns with my Kindergarten -aged son.
Fine Motor Pattern Activity
have been in my therapy bag for years. I’ve got a collection of mini erasers that I’ve found at Dollar Stores, Target, and teacher stores. But, my favorite place to get a variety of miniature erasers is here
for the variety of animals and items.
and asked my Kindergarten son to create an “ABB” pattern. He had to pick up the erasers using in-hand manipulation to squirrel away the eraser into his palm. Picking up the erasers works on translation from fingers to palm as well as separation of the two sides of the hand. Then, he had to hold on to the erasers in his palm as he placed the erasers one at a time onto the paper in a pattern order.
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