Fun tips, tools, and resources to build children's fine motor skills.

Fun Strokes is your go-to site for information, inspiration, and resources that have been thoughtfully created and curated to equip children with the tools they need to be successful in school and life. Fun Strokes was developed by me, a pediatric occupational therapist, to facilitate understanding and insight into the very complex area of fine motor skill development. Fun Strokes is for therapists, teachers, parents, and anyone passionate about helping children.

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Fun Strokes Program

The Fun Strokes Program is a line of innovative products purposefully designed by me, a pediatric occupational therapist, to help children build fine motor skills. The trailblazing Fun Strokes pre-writing program was thoughtfully crafted to allow children of all abilities access. The program boasts the popular pre-writing magnets that are one of a kind! Fun Strokes products embody learning aids and supports to meet the diverse needs of most learners. All items are simple and easy to use and can be implemented by therapists, teachers, and parents alike. Get children ready for the handwriting demands of kindergarten and beyond by using this fun and engaging pre-writing program.

Meet The Author

Hey there, I’m Linda – Queen of juggling!   When the sun’s up, I’m a school-based occupational therapist on a mission to help young minds conquer challenges and unlock their full potential. When the sun sets, I proudly wear the title of a mom, gracefully navigating the wild world of parenting two teenagers! Believe it or not, I’m not stopping there – I’m also an author and a blogger, all about empowering kids to shatter barriers.

My heart finds its home at the beach, my true happy place.  I also love the rush of a good workout, so you’ll find me at the gym trying to get it in!  I also love long walks or hikes in nature. I’m happy to have you here on my site!  I hope that you find something meaningful and helpful that you can take with you.

Linda Craig Dennis M.Ed., OTR/L
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Fun Strokes Blog

The Fun Strokes blog provides valuable information for therapists, teachers, and parents who work with or have preschool-aged through school-aged children. Knowledge gained from over two decades of experience working as a pediatric occupational therapist is shared via topic-specific posts. My goal is to serve as a go-to source of reliable information about fine motor skills, sensory processing skills, attending skills, and many more topics of interest for those who care for or work with children. I hope you’ll Join the Fun Strokes community, where it’s all about helping children succeed in fun and engaging ways. Enter your email address to follow my blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

I am humbled and honored to share that I have been named one of Autism Parenting Magazine’s top contributors for 2021! I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the magazine’s extraordinary team of professionals who share my passion for supporting neurodivergent children and their parents. Autism Parenting Magazine is an award-winning publication dedicated to guiding and supporting families worldwide affected by autism. 

Linda Craig Dennis M. Ed., OTR/L Top Occupational Therapist Autism Parenting Magazine 2021

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· The latest autism news and research to help your family.

· Real life stories from parents of children on the spectrum as well as from adults with autism to inspire and instill confidence.

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Are you looking for fun activities you can do with kids while building their fine motor skills? Here ya go! Check out these budget-friendly activities from my “Frugal OT” series.

Fun Strokes Pre-writing Program

A must-do pre-writing program for children of ALL abilities.

The Fun Strokes Book Is Now Available in Digital Format!

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