Hand class is a repetitive session that keeps the same structure and order weekly. Hand class sessions encourage and teach fine and gross motor skills with the aim to develop your child’s ability to play with and explore objects and toys. In School, some of the resources change on a termly basis so that they match up to the topic. Hand class sessions can help children to maintain movements they already have in their hands and encourage new skills such as holding and letting go. Hand class also gives opportunities for children to anticipate what is coming next through repetitive activities such as ‘hold my hand, let it go’. The following session has some ‘My Home’ themed resources to go with it.
Have a look at your child’s Personal Learning Plan to see what their hand class targets are.