Motor Therapy

Welcome to the Motor Therapy web page! 
Our OT and PT staff had an exciting beginning of the school year working with your kids!  We all look forward to working with your kids each day.  On this web page will be helpful tips and tricks for things to do with your kids at home that can help increase fine and gross motor skills!

 

Our Therapy team includes:

Mary Wagoner began working as a Physical Therapist with the Fox District since June of 1992.  Prior to this she was a parent educator for 5 years with Parents as Teachers.

Pam Walters is an Occupational Therapist who has been working in the district for 26 years. 

Rachel Moyie is an Occupational Therapist who has been working in the district for 3 years.

And the newest members to the early childhood OT/PT team: Brittany Mantle and Kristen Stauber. Brittany has been a pediatric occupational therapy assistant for 3 years. While Kristen has been a pediatric physical therapist for 8 years.


This Week's Theme: Gardening
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The kids had lots of fun learning how to fill a pot with soil and planting flowers this week! We also took our shoes and socks off to walk on our sensory pathway with different textures!

This Week's Theme:
Bee Kind!
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The kids enjoyed coloring a bee hive and using their thumb's to make the buzzing bees! They also played in water beads with bugs!!


Here are some fun Spring activities that promote fine and gross motor skills:

Sidewalk Chalk- A great way to practice holding a writing utensil, feel the texture of the chalk and sidewalk, and use the whole body to make art!

Car Wash- (toys or real) A great way to play with water and soap and build strength in the arms/hands!

Gardening- Helping in the garden is great for fine motor and sensory exploration!

Play Ball- Bouncing and catching a ball are great ways to work on gross motor skills!  

Hop Scotch- Great for jumping/hopping, balancing, tossing a bean bag/targeting!