Work on spatial relations, visual motor integration, visualization, visual discrimination, visual closure, visual form constancy, coordinated use of both hands, manual dexterity, motor planning, executive functions, play and leisure exploration and participation
In the box: Blue plastic car, 5 wood blocks, 2 challenge booklets
|First and last puzzles from the 4-piece challenge book.|
|First and last puzzles from the 5-piece challenge book.|
- Turn to the answer page, which shows how to build one block at a time, if the puzzle is difficult (this view only for the first few puzzles of the 4-piece book). Then take the pieces out, turn back to the puzzle page, and have the individual try again.
- Model how to complete a puzzle by working a puzzle and talking through the problem solving process while you do so.
- Turn a block to the correct orientation and place in the car if the individual gets stuck. Then take the piece out, turn it so it is not in the correct orientation, and give to the individual to place.
- Talk through the reasoning process if the individual gets stuck. Such as "the yellow block is taking up two spaces horizontally, so it must be lying on its side".
- Turn the block in two hands instead of flipping it around on the tabletop.
- Put the first block in the puzzle if the player can't figure out where to start.
- Give the individual one piece at a time, in the correct orientation, if they are having difficulty learning. After they improve, push one piece at a time toward the individual but not in the correct orientation. Finally let them choose their own piece and orient it.
- When placing the pieces on the table, make sure that none of them are in the correct orientation for a challenge.
- Build models from looking at the pictures on the solution pages.