The SSC Happy Hands Group Programs are all about promoting fine motor development, confidence and social skills to participate in learning and everyday tasks at school and in the community. The program is ideal for children between the ages of 5 to 8.
Fine motor skills are integral for participating in everyday situations and activities across environments. For example: using scissors, developing pencil grasp, letter formation, tying shoelaces, getting dressed, opening lunch boxes, to name a few things. Without these skills, a child’s confidence, self-esteem and independence can be affected and learning can become more challenging.
How will the Group Program help?
The Happy Hands Group uses fun and motivating fine motor-based activities to help children become more independent in the classroom and in everyday situations. Developed by our experienced Occupational Therapists, this program incorporates learning to encourage problem-solving by “having a go”, no matter what the outcome, in a supportive environment with similar-age peers. In this way children learn confidence and resilience while mastering essential developmental skills. The group programs include a wide range of activities covering areas including strengthening, fine motor control, dexterity, spatial planning, hand-eye coordination, letter and number formations, cutting, problem solving, planning etc. together with social skills elements.
It is likely that our next group will be held in the January School Holidays. This will be based on the Covid 19 situation in NSW. We'll update the dates here once we have finalised the dates/times of the group. Please email us to express an interest and we will contact you once the dates are confirmed.
Happy Hands Group Program goals
- Participate in learning and everyday tasks at school and in the community
- Use fine motor-based activities to help children become more independent
- Encourage problem-solving by “having a go”
- Learn confidence and resilience
- Develop strengthening, fine motor control, dexterity, spatial planning, hand-eye coordination, letter and number formations, cutting, problem solving, planning etc. together with social skills elements