I am always after hand development ideas because my Sensory Seeker is believed to suffer with hyper-mobility in his hands. Anything that helps with his hands (including his fine motor skills) are very beneficial to his development. We were sent the Pumpaloons game from Drumond Park. I liked this game as it is straight forward, needing no explanation for my Sensory Seeker. The aim of the game is to be the first to pump up the Pumpaloon.
This was good for his hand development as first he had to insert the pump into the Pumpaloon and then used his hands to press down on the Pumpaloon. This meant that he was doing the exercises recommended by the Occupational therapist without realising, and whilst having fun. Of course the Pumpaloons can also be blown up using feet too. After they were pumped up my Sensory Seeker also used it a dressing up doll – good for skills to help him become more independent at getting dressed. This is particularly useful for helping to do up zips.
This week I’m pleased to be able to join the Co-Hosts of the Kids Co-op. I was glad to find a whole range of Hand Development ideas which are featured below.
Hand Development Ideas Featured from Kids Co-op
Woven Tadeo Turtle - Janis Cox
Stacking rings - Crystals Tiny Treasures
Planting Seeds - Leah inspired
Milking cows – Life with Moore Babies
Scissor Exercises – Happy Hooligans
Cutting Activities - Lalymom
Threading Buttons - School Time Snippers
Farm Sticker Art – Triple T Mum
Flowers in Styrofoam – Finding the Teachable Moments
Spring Pattern Block Templates - Moms Have Questions Too
Kids Sewing for Spring - B-inspired Mama
Fine Motor Activities with Chicks - Teaching Mama
Tree fine motor activities - 3 Dinosaurs
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We received a free game of Pumpaloons from Drummond Park as a thank you for reviewing their games. All words and opinions are my own.