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Digital Piggy Bank

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I love using money in therapy, since it provides lots of opportunity to work on fine motor skills and visual perceptual skills. I had a little client that had a great time putting coins into this digital piggy bank.

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The benefit of this bank compared to a regular bank, is that in order for the bank to recognize the type of coin going in, there is a bar that moves as you push the money through the slot. This bar provides resistance, so the client has to push hard to get the money to go into the slot. Therefore, not only does this activity work on fine motor, it also works on finger strengthening.

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Skills:

  • Fine motor skills
  • In-hand Manipulation
  • Finger strengthening

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Tonya is a pediatric Occupational Therapist, and loves creating things to work on skills and solve problems.
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  1. […] easy to line up the button with the hole. A great activity that keeps the hole lined up is putting coins into a piggy bank, and it is beneficial to do all kinds of activities that require lining up coin/button shape with a […]

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