Archive | February, 2013

Mardel Monday: Cutie Caterpillar

18 Feb

What a cute little caterpillar! And oh so helpful with learning buttons, zippers, snaps, ties, and buckles!! Great way to make this task just a little bit more fun! You can find him at Mardel!

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Mardel Monday: ThinkFun’s Amaze

11 Feb

Love this ThinkFun game (and a few others!) 16, interactive mazes, to challenge our cognitive process, executive function, visual motor skills, and fine motor skills. Very challenging, and only recommended for kids who can handle the thinking demands. Great option for challenging older kids!! It’s small, compact, easy to travel with, and easy to set up. The mazes challenges are shown for set-up. Use the “pen” to move through the maze! As you trace through the maze, you’ll find red bars that can be moved left or right to create a new path. So fun!

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Fine Motor Friday: Button food

8 Feb

Saw this idea on Therapy Fun Zone and just had to try it! I made my own, but hers are super reasonable to buy. And most likely would stay together better than mine 😉

The kids have absolutely loved these! And they are learning how to do buttons!!! AND enjoying it in the process!

Thank you for continuing to have amazing ideas Therapy Fun Zone!!

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A Fun Way to Tie Shoes

7 Feb

Love this for tying shoes!!

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Stacking and Balancing

6 Feb

Hi there everyone! I did this little game with a few of my kids I see in the school and they loved it, so I thought I’d share! I placed the blocks on the beam, and coordinating color cup on the left side of the beam on the floor, facilitating crossing midline. I had the kids walk across, first placing the block on top of the cup, then walk back, moving the block back to the beam. Lots of fun ways to grade and modify this activity! You can use a pedestal beam, or strip of tape; you can choose not to use the grabbers; use more blocks to build a higher tower; mix up the colors to have the child walk forwards/backwards/sideways, the list goes on and on! You can even use the numbers on the top of each block for part of the task. Dice blocks, grabber, and cups (bear counter cups) came from Mardel! Enjoy!

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