Archive for the ‘Fine motor skills’ Category

There are still a few spaces available for ‘Sunny Spring’ workshop at Puzzles Centre on the 6th April.  You can get more information here and see photographs of the last workshop here. Please email Karen at if you would like to register.

The ‘Happy birthday Smart Owls’ read, rhyme and craft workshop is now fully booked.

Sunny Spring flyer.


I have been extremely busy in the last few weeks trying to organise new workshops.  It’s been quite a challenge given the number of public holidays, school holidays and my own commitments but I am happy to announce that I have managed to schedule two new dates.

On Saturday 6th April there will be ‘Sunny Spring’ for children who are 2 1/2 – 4 years old and then the following week on Saturday 13th April is a very special read, rhyme, craft to celebrate Smart Owls first birthday.  You can get more information on both workshops and how to register here.  The flyer is here.

first birthday

The photographs from the Twinkly Christmas workshop can now be found in the Smart Owls gallery.

Thank you to all the children and parents who attended.  It was wonderful to see the children (and parents) engaged in all the different activities and I think we all felt a little more in the Christmas mood by the end.


There are still spaces at  ‘Twinkly Christmas’ workshop (Saturday 24th November) and the ‘Creative Christmas’ workshop at Children First in Zurich (Saturday 1st December).  The ‘Creative Christmas’ workshop at McTots is fully booked.

For more information on either workshop please click here.

Further information and the flyer for Twinkly Christmas can also be found here.

Photographs of previous workshops can be found here.

Many thanks to all the children and parents who attended the two workshops on Saturday.  It was an extremely busy day but very enjoyable.

The fine motor skills activity morning was indeed very active with the children trying most of the twenty activities which were on offer.  It also gave me a valuable opportunity to talk with parents about what sort of workshops they would like to see in the future and I have a number of different ideas to investigate now.

The talking and listening games workshop in the afternoon provided many laughs, especially when the children competed in two teams to build the highest tower out of marshmallows and cocktail sticks (which is a lot harder than it sounds).  It was very rewarding to see the group’s confidence grow as the afternoon went on and the quality and detail of the discussions and instructions certainly improved with each task.

I will update the gallery this evening with photographs from the weekend and then there is a few weeks rest until the next workshop (Read, Rhyme, Craft – Spooky Times).


I know that getting your child to hold their pencil correctly is an issue which comes up frequently so I wanted to share this wonderful blog post from Mama OT.

I hope this gives you some ideas to try with your child.

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