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Toy Recommendation Guide 2013

21 Oct

Here it is… The ultimate toy recommendation list… Now if only I could afford 1 of each of them…

Check it out:

http://intelligentnest.com/2013/10/20/the-toy-recommendation-guide-2013/

Toy Tuesday: Halloween Fun!

8 Oct

Saw this at Pier 1 and had to get it! So cute and very fun for learning complex rotation! Takes moderate strength and good pincer skills to twist! They had a bunch on them, a witch, mummy, and skeleton. I thought the pumpkin was cute because he had a tactile component to him as well. Hope the kids love him!

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Fine Motor Friday: Sonic Tot Tongs

19 Jul

Aren’t these the cutest?! Love that Sonic is giving them away as a prize! They are originally supposed to pick up tater tots, however, OTs may use them to pick up puff balls, plastic color bears, cotton balls, or any other small light weight item we could find! 😉 Great for strengthening and coordination, you could have some fun with one too for only 0.99!

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Toy Tuesday: Hangman

16 Jul

I’m back! It’s been awhile since I’ve written a post… my world has been a little crazy lately! I’m back in action this week, featuring the Melissa and Doug Hangman game! How cute is this?! The letters are pretty resistive, working on finger strength when turning them over. Great game for letter sequencing, spelling and writing simple words, making handwriting fun, and body awareness. Love the size and the ease of storage. It’s compact and easy to carry around. What other fun ways have you used hangman for?

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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?

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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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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!

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