DetailsFrom Rattles to Writing is written to help all parents and educators foster the skills that children need to read and write. This involves providing the right activities at each stage of a young child’s development. Readers will learn how to do this as they learn about typical development.
This groundbreaking guide describes the songs, games, toys, activities, and adaptations that help children develop the visual-perceptual skills needed to read and the eye-hand coordination to write.
Especially for parents, this comprehensive, fun guide will help you provide the right activities at each stage of your child’s development. You will learn about typical development so you can introduce activities at the right time and in the right sequence.
SPECIFICATIONSPaperback: by Barbara A. Smith, MS, OTR/L, 222 pages, Publisher: Therapro, Inc.
Customer Reviews 3 item(s)
- These pages are packed with great activities and practical information you can use to help the child you love or work with (or both) build developmental skills.
- This wise and wonderful book helps parents understand how children develop according to nature
- As an occupational therapist working with young children and their parents, I find 'From Rattles to Writing' an excellent resource for parents as well as therapists. Therapists are often left with the 'toy bag' dilemma, should we bring toys into a home, only to take them all away 45 minutes later? The perfect compromise is to offer toys that are easily replicated with minimal cost. This book offers a wide variety of ideas and options to work on developmental skills with items found around the home. Barbara also offers a very comprehensive look at the developmental progression of skills that are best observed in each child in aggregate, not individually. And, she provides details about the many components needed to for skilled hand use. Parents of children with delays will definitely find much benefit, but they are not the only readers who will find this book useful. If parents are educated about how their children are learning new skills, they will see new possibilities all around them to enhance the development of skills in their children, not the least of which is one of the most skilled things a person can do with their hands, write. I love it!