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Gift Wrapping as An Opportunity to Practice Occupational Therapy Skills

December 7, 2021  |  Child Development  |  By Ashley Fletcher, MSOTR/L

Winter is a time that many choose to exchange gifts, whether it is to celebrate a holiday or to show appreciation for those in your life. Gift wrapping provides a highly motivating opportunity for kids to practice and generalize the skills that they are working on in occupational therapy. This is also a wonderful opportunity for connection and child directed interaction. 

Here are some step-by-step tasks for practicing motor skills: 

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