28 Mar Party Favors = fun OT treats!
So my kiddos went to a birthday party this past weekend and came home with goody bags filled with (yes, cheap, but) COOL tiny toys that are great for fine motor skills! I love the teeny Connect 4 game and the mazes. I will be snagging a few of these for my clinic!! Shhh….don’t tell my kids!
Ideas as to how you can use these in your clinic:
Connect 4 – in-hand manipulation, proprioception vision occluded, fine prehension training, thumb stability training (make a nice “O” when you pick these up 🙂
Pinball/Maze – wrist proprioception training, wrist ROM, bilateral hand use, hand-eye coordination, lateral pinch
Ball & Paddle with Hole – hand-eye coordination, elbow flexion/extension, grip strength/endurance, forearm stabilization
Jack & Ball Set – hand-eye coordination, dexterity, speed training, coordination
Puzzle – (you can pull in apart!) bilateral hand coordination, fine motor strengthening, stabilization training
Mini “Rubik’s” Cube – bilateral hand coordination, proprioception, hand strengthening
The best part – apparently you can get 100 pieces for around $34. At that price, I might consider giving them away to patients if it means improving compliance with their home program! Email us to find out where to get these 🙂