Archive | April, 2013

The Sneaky Sneaky Squirrel Game

30 Apr

I just know an OT came up with this game! Look, the child in the picture is even holding the squirrel tongs correctly! Ohh it makes me giddy!! Very cute little game. Simple and great for grasping development! Also great for figure ground, visual discrimination, visual scanning, color matching, and social skills for playing a game such as taking turns, being a cooperative player, and following the rules.

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Mardel Monday: Lab Mice

29 Apr

This game is too fun. 100 puzzles, with 3 different levels of difficulty, and an awesome cognitive component for only $18 is a superb deal! To play the game, you must connect the color mouse to his corresponding cheese, without crossing any other paths. What a great way to make mazes fun!

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Slide Whistle

26 Apr

Not only do these make a great whistle for oral motor strengthening, breath control, and divergence of eyes, a slide whistle is especially great for teaching the concept of modulation. By sliding the wand away from the mouth, the sound moves up in pitch, teaching the concept of having an engine that is running on high. By moving the wand closer to the mouth, the sound moves down in pitch, teaching the concept of an engine running low. I have had many kids respond really well to this concept. Give it a try!

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Toobaloo

24 Apr

These are so fun!! Hold it to your ear like a telephone and hear yourself talk. The sensory input is fabulous!

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Toy Tuesday: Magnet Maze

24 Apr

How cute is this! Great to use while on a swing, on a balance board, or just sitting at a table. Great for teaching correct grasp as well!

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