Motor Moms and Dads


We will soon be starting motor moms and dads for Kindergarten and First Grades and we need your help.

It has been shown that helping children increase their ability to use both sides of their body, balance, catch a ball, run, skip, etc. is a great way to increase their success in academic areas. Using motor skills develops the ability of both sides of our brains to work together and improves our visual skills. We need these skills in order to learn to identify letters, write and copy words with ease, learn to read.

Children develop at different rates. In order to help all our students increase their motor skills, we are offering a program that gives students more motor opportunities.

We need some dedicated and fun-loving parents (or grandparents) to volunteer to be trained as Motor Parents. Training will be provided by our district occupational therapists. Trained Motor parents will work with a group of 2-3 students at a time and a complete class will rotate through six rotations in approximately 45 minutes. We would like the classes to participate on Wednesday mornings. So, if you have 45 minutes a week to donate to our school and enjoy working with small groups of children, become a Motor Parent. This is a great opportunity!

The attached form will be sent home on Monday to all Kindergarten and First grade parents. If interested please return the bottom portion of this slip to the classroom teacher by Friday, October 4, 2019.  At this time we are projecting our training class will be Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at 10:30 am – 11:15 am. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or Cathy Galdes, M.Ed., OTR/L.  313.827-7017

Thank you,

Dr. Joshua Tynan

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