Great cooperative board game! Work together to beat the ogres to the treasure. Targets: Visual spatial problem solving (using a grid & building a path); Visual perceptual skills (matching correct parts of cards); Fine motor coordination (rolling dice and manipulating small cards); sequencing (2-3 steps each turn). Turn taking; Impulse control (let your partner problem solve where the best place/orientation to put the piece); Negotiation skills (deciding together when to use s
Gumball Grab is great for turn taking, matching, visual scanning, sequencing, eye-hand coordination, fine motor coordination, impulse control, attention to task, grasp/release, and fostering muscle development needed for handwriting skills (specifically finger placement on the tongs that align with that of a writing utensil).
Magna Tiles Speech/language benefits: • Endless possibilities for creative play. They are open-ended and can become anything from a tower to a space-ship. For older children you can build a structure for imaginary play and create stories around your creation. • Vocabulary can focus on location concepts (behind, in, next to,), size concepts (long one, short one) and quantity (more, less, too many, all the green, three more etc.) • You can also work on explaining how to build s
Three Car Garage Speech/language benefits: • Good for young children using single or 2-word phrases. Parents can narrate what their child is doing: “open door,” “close door,” “turn key,” “blue car,” “red car,” “green car,” “my turn,” “your turn” • Social engagement: use affect to show excitement when the child opens or closes the garage, or when the cars crash. OT benefits: • Bilateral Coordination • Fine motor manipulation (grasp, coordination and rotation) • Visual Perceptu
Create and Play Dinosaur Construction Set Speech/language benefits: • Question Formation: Ask who goes now? what do you need? which one do you want? • Answering: In response to who goes now? you and your child can say I do, you do, me, you. In response to what do you need? you and your child can say I need ___, I don’t need it. In response to which one do you want? you and your child can say I want (the)___. • Turn-Taking: Encourage turn-taking with the screwdriver by saying