Here are some activities that your child could do at home to practice identifying their name.
writing their name in shaving cream
spelling their name with magnetic letters
painting their name with a paintbrush or fingerpaint
an adult/older sibling could write the child’s name in highlighter or yellow marker and the child could trace their name with a marker (same color or rainbow write – rainbow write is each letter is a different color of the rainbow) or with glitter glue.
an adult/older sibling could write the child’s name and cut out each letter and have the child put their name back together like a puzzle
matching their name with post-its or notecards
dot stickers – plain
or with the letters of their name on them
write the names of all of the family members and have everyone find their name
All children have varying positional and movement tolerances and capabilities. If you have questions regarding your specific child, please contact your physical therapist via email or reference your child’s IEP.
Floor activities for strengthening
If your child is able, work on tall kneel and half kneel at a support surface like a couch or ottoman and moving from floor to stand .
If your child is able , work on kneel walking forwards , backwards and sideways
Bridging when laying on their back.
Superman position on the floor or on a pillow
Standing activities for balance , strength and coordination.
Standing on one leg exercise for as long as 5 to 10 secs ( 3 times each side)
Walking up and down stairs one feet on each step holding rail.
Sit to stand from a chair with feet on the floor.
Walking backwards and sideways
Kicking a ball or balloon .
Catching and throwing a ball from 5-7 feet distance or hitting a balloon.
Note: During the above activities please provide support as needed and demonstrate the activities to your child. Add at least one floor and one standing activity to your child’s daily routine. Few pictures are attached on the next page.
Please take the opportunity to thoroughly clean all items that travel back and forth from school including; wheelchairs, strollers, backpacks, coats, and orthotics.
Also, please note any repairs issues that may require vendor support and contact your vendor directly during absence from school. If you are unable to connect with your vendor, please reach out to your child’s school physical therapist to make us aware of the issue.