Holiday Programs

School holidays are a time for family, fun, and recovering from the fatigue that 10-weeks of learning will place on little brains and bodies. Holidays are also a great opportunity to refine the foundation abilities which help children to better adapt to the learning and memory demands of the next school term. The Occupational Therapists from Early Links have partnered with education specialists to provide group programs which encourage and support various skills and abilities to develop within activities typically explored during school holiday time.


Yoga

Breathing, posture and stability are all key abilities which are required to have the endurance to sit at a table for 5 hours per day, and to play competently with your friends for another 2 hours per day. Our YOGA program is taught by qualified yoga instructors and will also have an OT in the group to support various needs and to help children reference their change in attention, concentration, and posture in terms of helping with school-based learning.

Groups run for 45-mins & parents are encouraged to participate too

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cooking

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gardening

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handwriting

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School readiness

Starting BIG School is a significant step in a child's life and can be a cause of much stress within the family too. Many parents focus on the readiness of their child's motor skills and knowledge before starting school, however, without solid foundations, none of these skills will be easily expressed by your child.

In the January school holidays, each year, The Occupational Therapists from Early Links team up with education specialists to create and run a school readiness program which supports children to develop their foundation abilities, including -

  • Self-care skills
  • Posture
  • Concentration
  • Endurance for table top activities
  • Emotional regulation
  • Self-regulation
  • Following routines
  • Listening and asking questions
    ...and more

These foundation abilities will be practiced within the activities most common at school, including - writing and drawing, playing ball games, making new friends, looking after your belongings, and problem-solving when learning become tricky

We have two groups running in 2017, click on the links below to learn more - 

Classroom Mastery

School Success

Click on the image above to download your free copy of the School Readiness Checklist

Click on the image above to download your free copy of the School Readiness Checklist


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