My new favorite fine motor toy: connect 4 on the run

I was picking up some sidewalk chalk at the store the other day and just happened to look at this little Connect Four Fun On the Run Game.  It is connect 4, which is already a great fine motor game as I discussed in another post, but this new one is smaller, with smaller pieces that require more precise fine motor control to pull them out of the piece holder, and put them into the game spaces. I think that {Read More}

Fine Motor Skills with Kbeu

I have an interest in inventing, which is a long, unrelated story, but it brought me to this new fine motor activity. I was web surfing at a mom inventing website where I am a member, and I ran across another member who has this fun product that works on fine motor skills. The activity is a little plush creature called Kbeu dad (pronounced kaboo). It has a mouth, esophagus, stomach, intestine, and back hole for the play food (small {Read More}

Using a ball ramp to work on fine motor and visual perception

I have a little girl that I work with who needs to work on her fine motor precision and visual perception.  The perfect toy for her to play with and work on these is a marble ramp, but she puts things in her mouth, and I am afraid that one time I might not be faster than she is to keep the marbles out of her mouth.  Marbles are an awesome fine motor tool, but not for a child who {Read More}

Doodle Track Car follows drawn lines

I ran across this little car on Amazon called the Doodle-Track Car .  You draw a black line, and it has a sensor that will follow the line.  I thought that this car would fit into my road theme, and kids would have fun drawing lines for the car to follow.  I modified my road maps in order to have a white road so that the black line would show up. You have to draw carefully so that the corners {Read More}

What’s In Ned’s Head?

Many people who benefit from therapy have trouble with stereognosis. Stereognosis is the ability to know what an object is just by feeling it. We do this on a daily basis, reaching into a backpack or purse and pulling out exactly what we had been trying to get, because we could feel it.  Many people have trouble finding objects without using their eyes. The game “What’s in Ned’s Head” is a fun way to work on stereognosis. It is a {Read More}