Children learn through play. As an occupational therapist who works with children and youth, I use games and toys almost every day to help develop important cognitive, visual perceptual, motor, sensory, social, play and leisure skills. While many different types of activities can be used in therapy, this blog focuses on off-the-shelf games and toys that are accessible to most. Whether you are a therapist, parent, teacher, or a game lover like me, I hope you discover something useful while you are here. Learn a different way to play a game you already own or discover a new game for your next family game night. Either way, just go play. It's good for you!

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Poke-A-Dot! 10 Little Monkeys

Are you working on finger isolation and/or pushing? This is a cute, board book for doing just that.  Each of those dots/circles you see in the picture is a small, clear, plastic dome. Push it from the front, and you will hear a pop as the dome snaps inward.  By pushing the dots inward, you are actually pushing them out on the next page.  As you read the book from front to back, the dots will all be in curved out positions and will be ready to be popped each time you turn a page. There are several different Poke-A-Dot books.  

If you are interested in purchasing this book or just want more information about it. click on the image below.

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