Work on manual dexterity, visual discrimination, figure ground, tactile discrimination, spatial orientation, eye-hand coordination, sequencing
In the box: Pegboard and 16 colorful wood pieces in four colors
This pegboard features solid construction, bright colors, and four different shapes. When the board is empty, the individual must recognize the location for the piece by matching the dowel positions to the holes on the piece. The pieces slide on and off the dowels easily.
- Put one piece of each shape on the board to start if the individual would not be able to identify the shape by the position of the dowels.
- Put all the pieces in a bag (or Ned's Head). Ask the individual to reach into the bag and, without looking, pick up one piece, feel it, and identify it as a circle, triangle, rectangle, or square before removing and placing on board.
- Sort the shapes on the tabletop by color.
- Cover the board except for one shape at a time and stack if the individual is distracted by the other pieces.
- Stack all of one shapes, for instance all circles. Ask the individual to stack each geometric shape using the same color pattern as you used for the circles.
- Learn shape names by verbally identifying each piece as it is placed.