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Big Foam Dice

2 May

Not just dice, dice that are 5 inches big! How fun! The ideas to use these are endless!!!! Use for obstacle courses, number of depictions for exercises, play a bingo game, matching and counting numbers, stacking, and so much more! How have you used dice?


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.



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!



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!


Fun With Paper Clips

23 Mar

Came up with this cheap and easy task at work this week to work on the skills for putting on a paper clip. Purchased these paper clips (actually book marks) at Mardel and used an old Pringles can from food school. 🙂 The kids loved it, which means I can add it to the blog! What else have you done with paper clips?




Tweezer fun

13 Mar

These are awesome! They come in a pack of 12 for $12! Perfect to throw anywhere…in a bag, classroom, or gym. They have great resistance and visual cues for where to place index and middle fingers. Great price, and great quality!


Toy Tuesday: Pig Popper

12 Mar

How cute is this little guy?!?! And he was name one of the best toys for 2012! I’ve seen variations of him, including a bear with an orange ball, bass fish with red/white ball, and dog with yellow ball. I found this one at Hobby Lobby, but have also seen them at Cracker Barrel. In all places I’ve seen him, he’s always been under $10! Great for hand strengthening, eye hand coordination, and more. And so many fun things to use him for! You can put a target on the wall and have the kids try to hit it, use a straw to have the child suck the ball onto the straw and then blow a ball as far as he can (good for breath control, oral skills, and convergence/divergence of eyes, etc), have the child wheelbarrow walk, crab walk, somersault, etc to pick up all of the balls, the ideas go on and on!!

And of course, he needs a name…Peter the pig? Pops the pig? Perky the pig??







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