Centers in the classroom are a common thing. A center is a small group of children that work together on one area for a short period of time. While in this small group, the children can work on a single area before moving on to a different center within the classroom. You may see centers geared toward a single learning concept or area or you may see a center that combines motor involvement with learning.
In the preschool setting, centers include tactile play, play dough, water tables, blocks, imagination play, art creation, finger paints, sensory play, name writing, manipulatives, etc.
The Occupational Therapist can contribute information related to development and specific needs of the classroom when collaborating with the preschool teacher, focusing on fostering skill development through play and use of various media and materials within the centers.
Try setting up center activities on the floor to develop skills like crossing midline, core stability and strength, proprioceptive input, motor planning, arch development of the hands, shoulder stability, and more.