Purple Munchy Balls are Here

We just got purple Munchy Balls in stock. They are really cute and I know one specific youngster who will be so excited to hear the news (I haven’t told him because I want him to be surprised when he gets his). The purple balls won’t be included in the sets unless you specifically ask for them as we want to make sure that those who specifically want them will be able to get them. In January we will start {Read More}

Practicing Letters and Finger Strengthening

Resistance keeps your muscles strong, and the little muscles in the fingers need to work and get strong along with the rest of the muscles of your body. I love having kids get letters randomly in order to practice writing the letters and words, since the randomness is somehow more fun than me giving them a worksheet. To combine letters, writing, randomness, and resistance, I use different toys and activities, and one of my favorites is the stretchy cheese and {Read More}

Making it Fun With Munchy Ball

I pick up a little girl from her classroom (we’ll call her Emily), so that I can do a fine motor evaluation, and this is the first time that she has met me.  I tell her who I am and what we will be doing and we head off to do our work.  Emily does some writing, and shows me how she can write her name, but when I pull out the Munchy Ball, she really comes alive, and becomes {Read More}

Multi Position Writing Activity

This week I wanted to incorporate some targeted fine motor and hand strengthening in our sessions, and then follow up with some writing tasks. I used the foam letter squares that I made for the pool writing activity. I spread all of the foam letters on the floor and gave each student a color to get, a munchy ball, and a set of training chopsticks. Starting our activity on the floor puts the kids into many different positions to work {Read More}

Munchy Ball Dress Up and New Colored Balls

It is fun to have a toy that is personalized and not the same as all of the others. We spent some time last weekend dressing up the Munchy Balls and making them unique. On some of them we used colored sharpies to draw on some permanent changes such as adding red lips, eyelashes, hair, and beards. On some other Munchies, we used craft foam to make funny hair styles and then stuck them on with hot glue. The hot {Read More}