This week’s game recommendation is:
Made by Educational Insights
How to Play?
This game includes a game board, 1 Shelby squeezer, 40 bones, 4 bowels, and 1 double game spinner.
To play, the bones are scattered on the beach in the bottom of the box and each player receives a dog bowl. The players take turns spinning the red spinner and each label on the spinner means something different (i.e. the bone means to spin the blue spinner and use the squeezer to place that number of bones into your bowl). The player who collects the most bones is the winner!
What does this game work on?
- Separation of the two sides of the hands
- Pencil grasp development
- Crucial for handwriting development and educational progression
- Opening the hand’s web space
- To promote a proper grasp on writing and food utensils
- Fine motor skills
- Pincer and overall hand strength
- Finger dexterity
- Assists the child when buttoning and unbuttoning clothing, zippering zippers, picking up coins, etc
- Visual precision/motor skills
- Hand-eye coordination skills
Functionally, all of these skills are used when cutting, forming a mature functional writing grasp, buttoning and unbuttoning clothing, zippering, tying shoelaces, copying information from a whiteboard, playing sports, and more. This is a fun and interactive game for children to play together while working on functional OT goals.