Work on visual discrimination, spatial orientation, grasp and release, manual dexterity, figure ground
Included with each: Puzzle board and three large pieces with knobs
A very simple shape puzzle for young kids, or perhaps working on gross grasp and release. The wooden board is thick and heavy duty. The pieces are large and have a large, easy-to-grasp knob. The picture is also printed on the background to aid in placement. This puzzle will hold up well over time. Store flat as, with lots of Melissa & Doug toys, there is no box or way to keep the pieces in the board.
- Place the pieces next to the board upside down, requiring the individual to orient each piece for placement.
- Put puzzle board on a slant board to work.
- Place the piece on the opposite side of the board from the dominant hand to require crossing over to pick it up.
- Remove only one piece and place it by the board with a piece from the second puzzle. Ask the individual to choose the missing piece. Put the piece in a grouping with three or four pieces and do the same.
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