Making Writing Fun!

Five Fun Writing Activities

If you have a child that finds writing difficult, it can be tricky to find a writing activity that is enjoyable and motivating. While technology is being integrated into the classroom more and more, writing is still the main way children record the information they learn, therefore making it an important skill for learning.

These five activities have been tried and tested and are guaranteed to get your child having fun whilst writing:

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Let’s Play!

Let’s Play!

Last week, Avalon presented to a lovely bunch of mums at Rozelle Espresso on play. Thank you to all the mums who came along! Here is the presentation.

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10 Apps to Develop Writing Skills

10 Apps to Develop Writing Skills

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This app is great for developing letter formation and is appropriate for ages 4 -7. The app teaches correct formation of number, lower case and capital letters according to NSW Foundation font. Try the ‘shake a letter’ and ‘letter of the day’ options as well!

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What is occupational therapy?

 

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Have you ever wondered why occupational therapists work with children? Maybe you are not even sure what an occupational therapist is?

As our first blog entry, we thought we would introduce our profession.

In short, occupational therapy is the therapy of ‘occupations’. Occupations are the everyday ‘jobs’ that an individual does to bring purpose and meaning to their lives. It includes things they need, desire or are expected to do.

For an adult, this may include paid employment but also refers to parenting, being a friend or member of the community. These occupations broadly fall under the categories: self-care, rest, productivity and leisure. For each of these occupations, a person is expected to successfully complete a number of tasks such as driving a car, brushing teeth or using a phone.

Children have occupations too! Children are players, developers and learners. At particular ages, there are activities and tasks that they learn to do, that contribute towards their overall development.

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