Is your child ready for Gr. 1? Download the Full PDF According to the Department of Education your child may go to Gr. 1 in the year that he turns 6 (before 30 June).This is not a good idea according to many therapists as children are not school-ready by this young age. By law a…

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Exercises to do before writing tasks/table-top work. Download the Full PDF with images  The following exercises provide vestibular (movement) and proprioceptive (deep pressure input/resistance) input that is the 2 systems under-write postural control. Postural control is necessary for stability of the shoulder, elbow and wrist and thus influences fine eye-hand coordination. This also helps the child…

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Getting little hands ready for writing Download the Full PDF Which skills are important for writing? o Postural control Being able to keep my body upright in the chair and to sit still o Vision To be able to see what I am writing o Eye muscles The muscles of my eyes should be able to…

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