Work on visual discrimination, visual closure, figure ground, spatial relations, eye-hand coordination, manual dexterity, in-hand manipulation, leisure and play exploration and participation
In the book: 4 short stories and 5 different jigsaw puzzles
This kid-friendly board book based on the movie Cars also comes with five complete jigsaw puzzles! I don't know why, but I have always liked jigsaw puzzle books. Maybe it's because it combines two of my favorite pastimes. The puzzles each have 12 pieces. You have to punch out the pieces the first time you use the book, then reassemble the puzzles before you close the book. Each page you turn is a new story and a new puzzle. The puzzle/story subjects are Lightening McQueen, Mater, Sally, Doc Hudson, and Fillmore.
- Talk about the frame as having one straight edge and corners having two. Put the frame together first. There will only be two more pieces to finish the puzzle.
- Ask the individual to turn the puzzle piece in hand if he picks it up in the wrong orientation for placement.
- Hand the individual a piece at a time to assemble, giving the piece in the wrong orientation so the individual will have to turn it.
- Use positional language consistently, such as above, below, next to, under, to the right of, etc.