Looking for fun summer activities that support academic skills? Our Write STEPS for Kids Handwriting Camp is just the thing! Children enjoy group activities that include play, arts & crafts and music while developing skills to support handwriting. Led by our Occupational Therapists, each section of camp consists of 8 one hour long sessions of fun and games that address foundational skills for written expression. Starting at the end of July and finishing right before school starts, this is a great way to give your child a head start into the new school year!
In the age of technology, many children lack opportunities to develop handwriting skills. While learning the mechanics of forming letters and numbers is a basic step, many other skills act as foundations for the complex task of writing. Children may struggle with any one or more of the underlying skills and so benefit from a comprehensive approach that addresses all the components. When underlying skills are not mastered, rote handwriting practice is frustrating and often counter-productive. By weaving skill development into play based activities children learn and master the basics without the frustration!
Young children participate in gross motor play to develop body awareness, spatial awareness and perceptual skills to better understand direction of writing strokes, how writing goes on a page and improve postural control to support fine motor skills of holding a pencil. Older children learn how to position themselves properly, improve motor control and appreciate the importance of writing in daily life activities. Each session includes home activity suggestions to carry over skill development and encourage your young writer.
What other parents are saying about our Handwriting Camps:
“A great program that promotes not only correct writing skills but teaches the parent how to strengthen and reinforce those skills..” Lisa W.
“I learned ways to work with my child that are a lot more fun for him, making him much more willing to practice!” Ellen M.
“My daughter looked forward to every session, learned a lot and had a lot of fun doing it.” Jennifer P.
“She has more confidence about writing letters…..The best thing was the smile on her face each morning of camp!” Susan N.
Handwriting Camp sessions are divided into sections based on skill level and provide a mix of activities that are developmentally appropriate. While age/grade levels are provided as guidelines, children are placed into groups based on cognitive abilities and current handwriting skills. Contact us for a free screening if you are unsure which group is best suited for your child.
For more information call 630-552-9890 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org