Sticky Mosaics-these are still one of the products that I recommend the most to families! Kids love working on their creations and don't realize that they are working on improving their fine motor, grasping, visual motor and visual perceptual and organizational skills at the same time. With so many different sets to choose from (unicorns, dinosaurs, fairies, sports, etc.) you are sure to find one that will be perfect for a kid in your life! The best part for me to see is how proud and excited the kids are when they put that final sticker on and get to take it home.
Pom Pom Pictures-I was in a new toy store out on Long Island a couple of months ago and got to spend some time with the owner of Fun Stuff Toys, who told me to try these out if I was a fan of the Sticky Mosaics. I am happy to report that Orb Factory has done it again with these Pom Pom Pictures kits! They are a huge hit with the kids at work. Each template is broken down into 4 sections; you peel the sticker off and match the small pom poms to the correct colors. Great for working on improving fine motor and grasping skills, eye-hand coordination, visual motor and visual perceptual skills and executive functioning skills such as focus, attention and organizational skills.
Pirasta Coloring Posters-these posters are a really fun family gift. My nieces have one hanging on their playroom wall and have been coloring with their friends and each other over the course of time and have the best time. There are so many different ones to choose from....foods, different cities, animals, etc.. Great for working on improving graphomotor skills, eye-hand coordination and visual motor and perceptual skills. Hanging it on the wall allows for kids to work on building upper extremity strength and shoulder stability.
The Kindness Kit-Craft-tastic has a ton of great craft kits, especially for older school-aged children. The Kindness Kit is by far one of my favorites though because it encourages children to share the crafts that they make with others. The set includes all the materials for 8 projects. Great for working on improving fine motor and grasping skills, visual motor and perceptual skills, bilateral coordination and executive functioning skills such as following directions, organizational skills, focus and attention.
of the box and be more creative. There is no reason the mushrooms on the pizza can't be purple or the marshmallows in the hot chocolate can't be green. At the same time, we are working on improving visual motor/perceptual skills, eye-hand coordination, focus and attention and improving her grasping skills. Once your picture is complete, they are easy to tear out and display for others to see!