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Sensory Stimulation For Children With Serious Fine Motor Delays
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff




All children want to explore how the world works. For a child who is physically confined by a disability there are fewer opportunities to explore the properties of different objects. An accessible busy box is a wonderful chance to let children exercise their curiosity in a non-frustrating and available way.
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Spring-a-ling! Bringing Two Hands Together

Perfect for children with fine motor delays and mild Cerebral Palsy. Encourage children to use two hands together. Try first simply shaking the toy. (it has a lovely shaky feel) Then by turning the toy, the child will cause the beads to move. Finally, have the child hold the Spring-a-ling with one hand, and slide the beads with the fingers of the other hand. Take it on long car rides, or for waiting rooms!

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