Monday, June 18, 2012

In my therapy toys

I can't take full credit for this one. I got this idea from a wonderful speech therapist I work with, as well as a family I work with whose child has a visual impairment.

These cat toys are great for sensory exploration, especially the crinkly ones. Most solid cat toys have rattles inside of them. The textures and sounds are great for sensory exploration for all children.

Cat toys are just the right size for little hands to work on grasping skills. Once grasping skills are mastered, these balls are great for working on the concept of "putting in" by taking turns placing the balls inside a container.

The larger crinkly ball can also be used to work on kicking skills in toddlers, since they don't roll away quite as easily as a regular ball.

Friendly reminder: Cat toys are not actually made for children and even have a tag on them that say "Not intended for children" so please use caution and close supervision if you choose to use cat toys to work on grasping or other skills. The general rule of thumb is, if it fits through a toilet paper tube, then it is a choking hazard.

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