Occupational Therapy Milestones for my Pre-schooler (2-3 year old)

Sunday, July 10, 2011 by Courtney Stanley
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Visual/Fine Motor Skills:
  • Begins to strongly prefer one hand in grasping activities
  • Strings large beads
  • Able to identify 4 body parts
  • Follows simple directions
  • Places circle, square, and triangle in puzzle
  • Copies designs made with blocks
  • Begins to match colors
  • Gains an awarness of in, on, under, out, etc.
  • Draws lines and begins to draw a circle
Self-Help Skills:
  • Can hold a small cup in one hand
  • Begins to use fork
  • Begins toilet training
  • May stay dry at night if goes to bathroom before bed
  • Undresses except for pullover shirts
  • Begins to undo fasteners (larger buttons)
  • Begins to help with simple chores
Suggested Toys/Activities:
  • beads and stiff string
  • toy telephones and other household items
  • 1 to 3 piece form puzzles and other simple puzzles
  • blocks
  • matching card games
  • chalk
  • dress up clothes
  • construction toys

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