I’m A Big Kid Now Pack
The OT Bundle
The OT Bundle
The OT Bundle
The OT Bundle

The OT Bundle

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 This bundle was created after feedback from a Paediatric OT (Occupational Therappist) who works with children and their families to reach the child's potential. 

Paediatric OTs help children develop skills in a variety of areas including self-care (toileting, dressing, sleep), school skills (handwriting, attention, thinking skills) and play and social skills. They work with parents and teachers to help support the children in both the home and school environment.

All of these busy bags help assist in developing these skills in children. 

Bag 1: ARE WE THERE YET?

“3, 2, 1, GO!” The cars speed off down the track and disappear around the first bend...

Learning to write letters is vitally important. This My Busy Bots bag allows children to use their imagination as they drive their car around the track and form their upper case letters. It can be hard for new writers to know where to begin some letters, so starting at the traffic light and following the arrow will set them on the right track.

This activity is suitable for little ones from 2 - 8 years old. As all children develop in their own time, this is a guideline and may vary with your child.

Contents:

  • 1 Booklet with the upper case Alphabet “a-z” and an information page with instructions, ideas to extend the activity and list of skills being developed
  • 1 Coloured race car
  • 1 Brightly coloured storage bag

Skills being developed:

  • Fine motor skills:
    • Thumb opposition; in-hand manipulation; pre-writing skills; hand strength; hand eye coordination and control; hand dominance; dexterity; coordination.
  • Visual perceptual skills:
    • Visual tracking and scanning; motor planning; visual motor integration.
  • Cognitive skills:
    • Concentration; language and vocabulary; letter recognition; colour recognition and matching; following patterns.
  • Life skills:
    • Early reading skills; early writing skills.

    Bag 2: Squiggly Trails

    All children love to express themselves, especially through bright colours and creativity. This is a hands-on My Busy Bots bag, where patterns; swirls; squiggles and zig-zags are created using an everyday familiar item… buttons. This bag strengthens fine motor skills; hand-eye coordination; concentration and Maths patterns.

    This activity is suitable for little ones from 3 - 5 years old. As all children develop in their own time, this is a guideline and may vary with your child.

    Contents:

    • 1 Information card with instructions and ideas to extend the activity and list of skills being developed
    • 8 Laminated pattern activity cards
    • Approximately 40 grams of brightly coloured buttons in various sizes
    • 1 Brightly coloured storage bag

    Skills being developed:

    • Fine motor skills:
      • In-hand manipulation; pincer grip; hand strength; hand eye coordination and control; dexterity.
    • Visual perceptual skills:
      • Visual tracking and scanning; motor planning; visual discrimination; visual motor integration.
    • Cognitive skills:  
      • Concentration; language and vocabulary (swirls; patterns; zigzags and colours); sorting and organisation; counting; colour recognition and matching; copying; following patterns.
    • Life skills:
      • Patience and perseverance; creativity and imagination

      Bag 3: Get into shape

      Aah, a simple clothes peg! It’s a perfect tool for helping tiny fingers strengthen and develop. This My Busy Bots bag combines shape and colour matching to keep your little one busy. They will use visual discrimination to decide which shape and colour matches their smiley-faced friend.

      This activity is suitable for little ones from 3 - 7 years old. As all children develop in their own time, this is a guideline and may vary with your child.

      Contents:

      • 1 information card with instructions, ideas to extend the activity and list of skills being developed
      • 12 laminated shape activity cards
      • 12 wooden pegs
      • 1 brightly coloured storage bag

      Skills being developed:

      • Fine motor skills:
        • Thumb opposition; in-hand manipulation; pre-writing skills; pincer grip; hand strength; hand eye coordination; dexterity; bilateral hand coordination.
      • Visual perceptual skills:
        • Visual tracking and scanning; motor planning; visual discrimination; visual figure ground.
      • Cognitive skills:  
        • Concentration; language and vocabulary; shape recognition; matching.
      • Life skills:
        • Patience and perseverance; use of pegs.

      * Bags and content colours may vary 

        Bag 4: Block it

        Little fingers need lots of exercise to grow and develop the muscles needed to help with writing and cutting at school – and this bag is going to do just that! In this My Busy Bots bag children fill silhouettes of everyday objects with brightly coloured blocks.

        This activity is suitable for little ones from 3 - 6 years old. As all children develop in their own time, this is a guideline and may vary with your child.

        Contents:

        • 1 Information card with instructions and ideas to extend the activities and list of skills being developed
        • 10 Laminated activity cards
        • 35 Coloured blocks
        • 1 Brightly coloured storage bag

        Skills being developed:

        • Fine motor skills:
          • Thumb opposition; in-hand manipulation; pre-writing skills; pincer grip; hand eye coordination and control; grasp and release; dexterity.
        • Visual perceptual skills:
          • Visual tracking and scanning; motor planning; visual discrimination; visual motor integration; visual closure; visual figure ground.
        • Cognitive skills:  
          • Concentration; problem solving; sorting and organisation; colour recognition and matching; copying; following patterns.
        • Life skills:
          • Patience and perseverance; creativity.

        * Bags and content colours may vary