Great Gift Ideas for Developing Minds and Hands!

Here are some gift ideas that help promote fine motor skills, visual perceptual skills, body awareness, and bilateral coordination (using both sides of the body). You can find these games on,, and/or at Target! Favorite brands include Melissa & Doug, and Learning Resources.

Any play dough, pull apart and put together toys, below are some examples:

Any lacing and/or beading activity! Know that larger beads and sturdier strings/pipe cleaners make the task easier

Any puzzles, shape sorters, and/or building toys! Know that fewer pieces, chunkier pieces, and simpler colors are easier

Fun interactive single player and multiplayer games!

iPad Apps

Great Gift Ideas for Developing Minds and Hands!
Joy Cadelina, OTD, OTR/L

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