Take Action teaches children
aged 4-12 years helpful
ways to cope with
and manage anxiety.
Using concepts from attachment theory and neurobiology this book shows how to minimise challenging behaviour, manage crises, improve compliance
and enhance wellbeing for traumatised school students.
Written for children to assist
military and ex-military
personnel and their
families deal with PTSD.
is all about trying’ (Jack,
The Fingergym™ Fine
Motor Skills School Readiness Program is a unique Australian-developed,
classroom-trialled, group program that uses fun and
motivating fine motor–based activities to help children become
more independent in the classroom.
Developed by experienced
occupational therapy and education professionals, this
program is a must-have for any preschool, kindergarten, prep, or primary
educational setting. Fingergym™ incorporates
play-based learning to encourage problem-solving by “having a
go”, no matter what the outcome. In this way children learn confidence
and resilience in the classroom while mastering essential developmental
Includes over 140 activities covering aspects such as strengthening,
kinaesthesia, proprioception, spatial planning, eye-hand coordination,
fine motor speed, letter and number formation, and cutting.
Published as a book
and two-CD collection, the Fingergym™ is
based on a firm theoretical background and comes with full instructions,
customisable forms, printable templates and sheets, and a timed musical
track to guide children through their activities. Helpful curriculum
links to such areas as mathematics, science, language, reading, writing,
and art allow integration of the
program with teaching requirements.
‘Simple skills like the ability to hold a pencil correctly or cut with scissors underpin a child's whole schooling and attitude to learning.’
Impressive results for Fingergym from recent University of Sydney trial.
... After completing the program, 83 per cent of kindergarten and year 1 students showed improved fine motor skills, with 78 per cent reporting an improved ability to complete self-care tasks independently, such as dressing and shoelace-tying. The survey also revealed 100 per cent of teachers involved in the program reported a general improvement in their students' gross and fine motor skills, confidence and focus in the classroom.
Why use Fingergym?
• Teaches essential foundation skills.
• Promotes the esteem-boosting value of success.
• Encourages independencein the classroom and at home.
• Inexpensive to implement across an entire centre
• Children love it!
• Based on well-resarched, firm theoretical frameworks.
• Already used in over 600 Australian schools, childcare centres, and clinics.
Need support using Fingergym?
Email Cathy Thomson at firstname.lastname@example.org
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day the children would ask, ‘Is this a Fingergym day, can we do Fingergym?’ Such enthusiasm!”
is a positive program that identifies problems and sets out
solve them in a
happy and respectful way,"