Tuesday, December 9, 2014

OT Approved Toy | Mancala

The OT in me loves mancala because it's such a fun way to develop in-hand manipulation skills.In short, in-hand manipulation is when you hold onto several items in your hand at one time and then move them out of your hand one at a time. That's exactly what you do with the beads in this simple, yet challenging strategy game!

Best for ages: 6 and up

Skills addressed: 

  • fine motor
  • in hand manipulation
  • counting
  • turn taking
  • planning

Where to buy:

I bought my Mancala game at Target for less than $10. I think you can generally find it wherever toys are sold, or you can always purchase Mancala on Amazon.

For more OT Approved Toys, be sure to stop by my Toy Page.

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