The last time I’ve sewn something (except for the occasional clothes repair) was a pillow case. It was hand sewn, too. That was way back 12 years ago. I came to the big metro with very few things it could actually fit in one big luggage. And since I needed pillow cases, and I had scrap fabric big enough for one, I went ahead and sewed one instead of buying it from the mall which was, to me, that time, very expensive.
So I was really excited to sew something a bit more complicated than stitching two ends of the fabric. LOL!
Toys are used in Z’s occupational therapy. In an hour’s time, he gets to use about 3-4 different kinds of toys for different activities. So with that, I have been consciously buying toys similar to what he uses in therapy to ensure continuity of his activities at home.
But toys are really expensive. Especially the ones that promote motor skills development. And I also have to keep in mind that I have limited space at home so I really don’t want to hoard a lot of toys. However, there are a lot of things within our homes that can be used to develop fine motor skills. All it takes is a little creativity on our end.
Here’s a few of the things that we use at home to continue Z’s therapy activities at home.
I love crafts. When I was a kid, I got interested in needleworks – sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery (mostly cross-stitching). I even helped my Mom make small items out of popsicle sticks – like letter holders, pen holders, and photo frames – which we have sold during community bazaars around Christmas time. In my high school days, I learned how to make friendship bracelets out of embroidery threads and have given some of them to family and friends. And about 6-7 years ago, I tried my hand at beadwork. I bought a lot of beads, strings, and even tools including magazines and books (I scoured these from thrift shops) to start me […]