FunSense Gym
The Sensory Motor Gym

Handwriting Bootcamp

Activity Descriptions 
Each activity is led by a pediatric occupational therapist in a structured yet playful format.


>Handwriting Boot Camp : 5-7 years:
Activity Time: 60 minutes
This activity is designed to (1) improve core and upper extremity strength necessary to maintain an upright sitting posture needed to write at a desk, (2) improve fine motor in-hand manipulation and strengthening, visual motor integration and visual perceptual skills, (3) offer sensory (kinesthetic, tactile, proprioceptive and visual) input that assists with self-regulation, organization, and attention, and (4) ultimately enhance writing legibility.  Pencil grip, letter sizing, spacing, attention to base-, top-, and margin lines, writing pressure, pencil control, proper writing posture, paper stabilization with non-dominant hand, proper letter formation, and writing precision will be emphasized during this class.  If deemed necessary, adaptive equipment will be incorporated to facilitate the writing process.  Participation in this activity is recommended if your childs handwriting is messy and is impacting his/her classroom performance!


>Handwriting Boot Camp: 7-9 years:
Activity Time: 60 minutes
This activity is designed to (1) improve core and upper extremity strength necessary to maintain an upright sitting posture needed to write at a desk, (2) improve fine motor in-hand manipulation and strengthening, visual motor integration and visual perceptual skills, (3) offer sensory (kinesthetic, tactile, proprioceptive and visual) input that assists with self-regulation, organization, and attention, and (4) ultimately enhance writing legibility.  Letter sizing, spacing, attention to base-, top-, and margin lines, writing pressure, pencil control, proper writing posture, paper stabilization with non-dominant hand, proper (print and cursive) letter formation, and writing precision will be emphasized during this class.  If deemed necessary, adaptive equipment will be incorporated to facilitate the writing process.  Participation in this activity is recommended if your childs handwriting is messy and is impacting his/her classroom performance!


>Handwriting Boot Camp: 9-10 years:
Activity Time: 60 minutes
This activity is designed to (1) improve core and upper extremity strength necessary to maintain an upright sitting posture needed to write at a desk, (2) improve fine motor in-hand manipulation and strengthening, visual motor integration and visual perceptual skills, (3) offer sensory (kinesthetic, tactile, proprioceptive and visual) input that assists with self-regulation, organization, and attention, and (4) ultimately enhance writing legibility.  Letter sizing, spacing, attention to base-, top-, and margin lines, writing pressure, pencil control, proper writing posture, paper stabilization with non-dominant hand, proper (print and cursive) letter formation, and writing precision will be emphasized during this class.  If deemed necessary, adaptive equipment will be incorporated to facilitate the writing process.  Participation in this activity is recommended if your childs handwriting is messy and is impacting his/her classroom performance!
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