Moody Pre-School

  • A note from the Occupational Therapy Staff, September 2016

    The OT staff will be visiting the classrooms at the beginning of the year to support the teachers and staff.

    • broken crayonsDon’t be surprised if your students comes home and starts breaking their crayons!

    We are asking teachers, parents and caregivers to have their student(s) use small pieces of crayons (1″ or less) for coloring, drawing and writing.  This will help develop the small muscles of their hand needed for a proper pencil grasp.

    • We are also asking that you encourage your student(s) to color, paint, use chalk on an Easel or Vertical surface (tape Paper to the wall/chalk on a brick wall).  Working at a vertical surface has so many positive benefits!  Just to name a few –
      • Core, Shoulder, and Elbow Stability
      • Wrist Extension
      • Improved Visual Attention

    Strengthening Activities will provide Organization Physically and Mentally: 

    Heavy work such as pushing, pulling and carrying weighted items

    Animal Walks such as Bear walk, Crab walk, Lizard/Combat Crawleasel

    Crawling Games and Activities – make it more challenging and fun piling up couch cushions

    Lying on belly to read a book, puzzle, or even watch T.V.

    Calming Activities to decrease stress and support learning:

    Deep Pressure – Like a big bear hug and getting squished under a ball

    Deep Breathing – Inhale and slowly exhale such as the Balloon Exercises done in class

    Slow rhythmical music

    Slow rocking/swinging in linear movements (front to back and side to side)

    ***Every child is different so all strategies may not work for all children.  Some strategies may work one day, but not another.  Take notice at home what makes your child revved up and what makes your child calm.

    Wish List of Supplies to benefit all children of Moody Preschool

    Clean and Dry Recycled Laundry Detergent Containers, Clean and Dry Recycled Gum Containersorbit gum (2)

    Bags of Play Sand and Rice

    Googy eyes, Pipe Cleaners, Pony Beads, Duct Tape, Pom Poms, Cotton Balls, Glue Sticks

    Baby wipes

    Racquetballs

    Thank you!  We are looking forward to a great year of growth and development in our young rising Moody stars!  Please call with any questions @ (978) 374-3462

    Christie Broderick, COTA/L & Maureen McKean, COTA/L

    HOME EXERCISE PROGRAM

    OT.PT Home Activity #1  Please click on link to open.  Posted 10/4/16

    OT.PT Home Activity #2  Please click on link to open.  Posted 10/17/16

    OT.PT Home Activity #3  Please click on link to open.  Posted 10/31/16

    OT . PT Home Activity #4  Please click on link to open.  Posted 11/14/16

    OT.PT Home Activity #5 Please click on link to open.  Posted 12/7/16

    OT.PT Home Exercise #6  Please click on link to open.  Posted 12/19/16

    OT.PT Home Activity #7  Please click on link to open.  Posted 1/6/17

    OT.PT Home Activity #8  Please click on link to open.  Posted 1/20/17

    OT.PT Home Activity #9  Please click on link to open.  Posted 2/14/17

    OT.PT Home Activity #10  Please click on link to open.  Posted 3/7/2017

    OT.PT Home Exercise #11  Please click on link to open.  Posted 4/3/2017

    OT.PT Home Exercise #12  Please click on link to open.  Posted 4/24/2017

    Moody Preschool Open House 2017

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