We play all day. It’s our job, and we couldn’t be more proud of it! Playing builds neurological connections and enhances learning. So in school-based therapy, we play too. Here’s a list of our favorite games and activities to use to enhance pencil grasp, visual perception, and coordination.
Pop Up Pirate – Practice bilateral coordination, pincer grasps, and hand-eye coordination with this pop-up game
Game of Sorry – The pieces of this game enforce a tripod pencil grasp while practicing visual discrimination and one-to-one correspondence
Giant Jenga – We love the giant version of this game because it adds the additional layer of heavy work and proprioceptive modulation
Operation – This game address all of the skills we work on in the schools – plus it’s a fun way to learn to count money and work on impulse control!