Occupational Therapy ideas to promote fine motor development in children!
Saturday, December 10, 2011
While I'm a self-proclaimed fan of the Handwriting Without Tears program, I was invited to attend a Zaner-Bloser course last week and I took advantage of the offer! Lots of schools use Zaner-Bloser handwriting books and I was interested to hear more about the curriculum they offer. I was so happy to hear that Zaner-Bloser is now including music, movement, and a multi-sensory approach as Handwriting Without Tears has always done. There are also digital resources to use with smart board applications that could be very helpful when teaching! It was great to hear about the resources offered by ZB, however, it was a surprise to me and to the other OT's I met at the course. I'm hoping ZB will be getting the word out more to OT's and teachers/administrators who use the ZB program with their students so they can USE what's out there. In the mean time, I'll do my part of sharing the link to their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ZanerBloserHandwriting and to their website at http://www.zaner-bloser.com/ . If you are currently using the Zaner Bloser handwriting books/curriculum, I encourage you to check out the resources offered and see if you might find something you like :-)