These color beautifully! Also, love that they are triangular (helping promote the tripod grasp).
Learning Advantage Junior Geostix
Junior Geostix are colorful, flexible, plastic sticks that snap together at different angles to create unique designs, pictures and stories. Junior Geostix come with a pack of activity picture cards to be replicated that range from simple to more complex designs. Use Junior Geostix to encourage visual perception, motor planning, fine motor skills, color and size recognition and more. The possibilities for play, learning and imagination are truly endless.
Yoga Spinner Game
Yoga has many benefits for kids. It refines balance, coordination, focus and discipline. It also provides sensory input for a calmer nervous system. Teach children teamwork while introducing them to yoga with this awesome game.
Balance Beans Game
Pick a card and set up the red balance beans as shown, then figure out where to add the remaining balance beans to balance the seesaw. This game introduces basic algebra and physics principles while working on logic skills. Also great for encouraging visual perception and attention.
Guidecraft IO Blocks Building Toy
This is an interesting open-ended construction toy that promotes imagination, fine motor skills, visual spatial skills and problem solving. IO blocks come in unique shapes and can be connected in many creative ways.
Mental Blox Critical Thinking Game
Mental Blox works on visual perceptual skills, following directions and auditory processing. Great game that can be played in multiple ways.
Tegu Original Magnetic Wooden Block Set
Tegu wooden magnetic blocks come in many variety packs. They promote creativity, open-ended play, fine motor skills and coordination. They are also super engaging and fun.
Ravensburger Hidden Pictures Puzzle
I love Ravensburger Puzzles! I especially love the Highlights series that contain hidden pictures. So much fun and a great way to encourage visual processing skills.
Plan Toys Balancing Boat Game
Roll the dice to determine the color of the animal then place that animal onto the boat without letting it fall. To make the game more difficult use the wooden tweezers to pick up the pieces. This game promotes fine motor control, hand strength, tripod grasp (needed for writing), attention and so much more. Great game!
The focus of this game is to copy the structures vertically out of the blocks provided, within a five-minute time frame. The game comes in 6 levels of difficulty. Good for improving visual perception, coordination, and attention.
eeBoo Create and Tell Me A Story Cards
Tell Me A Story picture cards by Eeboo come with 40 flash cards containing different characters and picture scenes to help promote imagination and creativity in children. Children use their imagination to make up stories based on the pictures they see. Also great for promoting creative writing. These come in different variety packs.
Pop beads are a great toy because they encourage children to use both hands together, develop hand strength and improve fine motor skills. Developing these skills is important for all children. Letter Treasure also provides kids with an opportunity to practice letter recognition, use their eyes to scan for desired letters, find matching letters on the cards and learn to spell simple words. (I do have to mention that the pop beads may be a little tricky for little hands to pop together and pull apart initially and would recommend for parents to loosen them up a bit before handing them over to their kids.)
Funny Bunny is a super engaging game that teaches counting, color recognition, and strategy. To play, turn over a card and hop your bunny the amount of spaces shown, but make sure to pick up the bunny that won't fall into the hole.
Math Lotto is a fun way to work on basic addition and subtraction. What's not to love?!
Leon the Dragon Giant Puzzle (58 pc)
Puzzles promote the development of visual perception, sustained attention and coordination of both hands. Floor puzzles also encourage gross motor skills. Love how unique this beautiful puzzle is.
Playground Engineering & Design
This playground construction set comes with design cards that guide kids through the engineering process to build a variety of playground equipment. So cool!
Miniland Mosaic Art
Here is a fun and engaging way to work on developing fine motor skills, eye-hand and bilateral coordination. This toy also promotes sustained attention and visual processing. Love it!
Memory Yoga is a great way to introduce kids to yoga poses while working on visual attention and visual memory. To play Memory Yoga, turn the cards face down and take turns searching for matching pairs. When two of the same yoga poses are found, the player must hold that pose for ten seconds to keep the cards. The player with the most pairs at the end of the game wins. Yoga has many benefits for kids. It refines balance, coordination, focus and discipline. It also provides sensory input for a calmer nervous system. Love this game
See & Spell
This excellent toy promotes the development of spelling, sight words, letter recognition, visual scanning, sustained attention, and coordination. Ages 4 and up.
Skippity is a fun new board game, similar to checkers. Kids are encouraged to think ahead, strategize, and focus while playing the game. Ages 5 and up.
Magna-Tiles are an award winning magnetic construction toy. Playing with Magna-Tiles encourages problem-solving, creativity, motor skills, and coordination. It also introduces to basic engineering and math concepts. I believe everyone needs these in their lives!
Geomag Castles and Homes
Geomag's Magicubes are a new construction set for 2017. They are magnetic on all sides, and come in different themes, promoting the development of motor skills, creativity, and problem-solving. Great toy for little engineers!
Hape Pallina Game in Bamboo
This game will require strategy to set up as well as play. Great for encouraging motor planning, fine motor skills, problem-solving, and thinking ahead.
Sherlock is one of my favorite visual memory games. To play, turn the cards upside down and arrange them in a circle. Players take turns flipping over cards and following the number of spaces shown on the arrow to the next card. If the player can remember the picture on that card, the turn continues. Land on a card that's already face up? You keep the card. The player with 6 cards first wins.
Spin the spinner to determine your move, then use one hand to place the colorful pieces onto the stand without letting the pieces fall. Great game for promoting shoulder stability and wrist extension in young kids (necessary for good fine motor skills). Suspend Junior also encourages problem solving and interpersonal skills. 1-4 players. Ages 4 and up.
I bought many of these books over the years and the kids love them. So many unique crafts to choose from. Great for working on following directions, using scissors, folding on the lines and pasting. Ages 5 and up.
Plus Plus is a construction set that = hours of quiet fun. Build endless 2D and 3D designs while developing creativity, coordination, and fine motor skills.:)
Race to the Treasure
Race to the Treasure is a simple and fun cooperative board game. In cooperative games, children work as a team towards a common goal rather than compete against each other. Here, players must work together to build a path to the treasure before the Ogre reaches it. Race to the Treasure game encourages team work, problem solving, motor planning, following directions and more. Ages 5 and up.
I Can Do That!
The I Can Do That Game By Dr Seuss is absolutely awesome! It encourages so many important developmental skills while keeping kids super engaged and entertained. Just flip over 3 cards and see if your child can follow the silly directions. Example: "Take 4 giant steps, with a boat, on your head." Ages 4 and up.
Blink is one of my favorite card games to play with kids. The box says ages 7 and up, but you can teach it to kids as young as 5. Work on improving reaction time, shape, color, and number recognition by matching the cards as fast as you can.