Fine Motor Skill Development Summer Camp
The Sensational Kids’ Fine Motor Skill Development Summer Camp takes place at Sensational Kids in Clones, Co Monaghan from Monday, 18th July to Thursday, 21st July from 9.30am to 10.30am daily. The workshop fee of €195 includes a subsidy provided by Sensational Kids of €57 per participant. The full rate for this course would cost €252 pp.
The Sensational Kids’ Fine Motor Skill Development Summer Camp focuses on developing skills in the hands and fingers. Although these groups are not specifically therapy groups and will not be targeting child specific skills, all of the activities are guided by sound therapeutic principles and the camp is facilitated by a Paediatric Occupational Therapist.
In order for the hand and fingers to engage in tasks effectively, the wrist, arm and shoulders need to be strong and stable. The children will engage in warm up activities and exercises specifically selected to tap into the muscles and movements in the fingers, hands, arms and shoulders.
The group will engage in fun and creative craft activities specifically designed to focus on fine motor skill development. Craft activities allow the children to engage in planning, task organisation and following instructions whilst they develop refined fine motor skills. All of these skills are important for task completion in the classroom. Each craft activity has been carefully selected to ensure that numerous fine motor skills are addressed in each session, such as hand and finger strengthening, isolated finger movement, cutting, colouring, threading, lacing, tearing, weaving and more. Activities will be graded, and children will be supported with tasks as required. The children will be responsible for tidying up their work-space after the activity is complete and will be able to take their craft home with them.
Please note, that this is a group workshop so participants must meet the following criteria to maximise the benefit for everyone.
- Participants must be aged between 7 and 10 years to attend this workshop.
- Participants will attend the workshop alone but parents must be on hand in case of emergency.
- Participants must be able to follow instruction and participate within a group setting and without one-to-one constant support. They must be able to sustain focus, listen, use expressive language effectively, share, and take turns.
- Participants must be able to cut, colour, paste and tear to a basic level.
- Participants must be able to manage any area of self-care needed for the duration of the workshop, e.g. toileting and self-feeding.