786-471-5175

Posts by Nicole Santamaria OTR\L

The “LAZY” writer and Thanksgiving Dinner

Have you ever thought your child was being super like lazy because their handwriting is a big mess?  You know that they can write better, they can write neater, they can write legibly because they have done it in the past. Right?   They’ve done it before so clearly, they’re just being lazy.  Maybe that…

Read More

3 Gross Motor Skills Activities for Preschoolers

Did you know that gross motor skills are the foundation for your child’s development? They are responsible for posture, coordination, sustain attention, among other super important skills.  I’m sharing with you my top 3 gross motor skills activities that will help your child to develop these skills while having fun! Do you want more occupational…

Read More

Easy Activities to Teach Proper Pencil Grip

You bought a pencil grip and your children or students are using it for everything but to write. When our children are starting to use the pencil grip we need to be aware that this is a new skill they are learning. What I want parents and teachers to know that when we are introducing…

Read More

How to Teach Proper Pencil Grip to Preschoolers

Should my kid be using a pencil grip? This is a common question I get from parents and teachers alike. And my answer is:“What’s your reason for wanting a pencil grip?” If you are a home-school parent or a teacher to preschool children,  I’ll share with you some tips on what you need to teach…

Read More

Should Children Learn Upper or Lowercase Letters First?

Should we teach preschoolers capital letters or lowercase letters first? This a debate I hear quite often, so in this video I’ll talk from my perspective and experience as a pediatric occupational therapist.   Here you will learn the arguments for teaching capital letters first or both at the same time. I’ll also provide you some…

Read More

Why Learning Coloring and Scissor skills are so Important in Preschool for Handwriting Grasp

Help your preschooler to strengthen all the muscles of his hand with these 2 basics but very important fine motor activities: coloring and cutting using  scissors. These pre-writing skills are designed to prepare your children to improve pencil grasp and handwriting. In this video I’ll share with you easy coloring and scissor activities that you…

Read More