Work on in-hand manipulation, manual dexterity, finger isolation, spatial relations, visual discrimination, visualization, visual memory, body awareness, motor planning, pronation, supination, crossing midline, proprioception, symmetrical bilateral integration, asymmetrical bilateral integration, attention, problem solving, decision making, applying logic, play and leisure exploration and participation
In the box: 60 cards (some possible, some impossible)
There is nothing on the cards that indicate order of difficulty, so I just sort them. All four versions on each single card are the same, as the game is meant for more than one player. I do not play this as a game, I simply lay one card (or the pile) in front of the person and ask him to put his hand(s) in that position. If the person you are working with is distracted by the other 3 sets of hands, cut a square the same size as the card from white paper, cut out a small square that will let only one hand view show, and lay it on top of the card to block the other three.
If the child is able to work his way up to identifying the impossible cards, I ask him to model each card (if he can : ) and then put the card into one of two piles - possible or impossible. If kids can't read, I put two signs on the table for sorting, a smiley face (possible) and a frowning face (impossible). Kids have liked this game, always a big plus!
- Sort the cards before you start to focus on what you are working on and to avoid flipping cards that the individual will not be able to complete. I usually keep the impossible cards separated, as not all can understand them.
- Model for those who have difficulty, let them follow your actions.
- Sit side-by-side with the individual so that what you do will be the same direction for them to repeat. Sitting across from them will result in them seeing the movements opposite from what they should do.
- Start with the same hand each time on two-handed cards to make it easier for those who have difficulty motor planning.
- Determine if the position is possible or impossible by visualizing your hands in that position. Keep hands below the table and just think about it. Good for kids who have already mastered the game using their hands.
- Show the individual a possible card and ask him to look and remember it. Turn it over and put hands in the same position from memory.
- Pick cards up. one at a time, from a flat surface, or lift one at a time off a pile without knocking over the pile.
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