We have something so cool to show you today! If you’re on the lookout for awesome toys for the kiddos on your list this year, we’ve got you covered with this one!
As pediatric occupational and physical therapists, we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the OgoSport brand. The toys are awesome for promoting all kinds of child development skills from hand eye coordination using the OgoDisks to fine motor strengthening, bilateral coordination and manipulation using OgoBild. The company motto is “Active Play for All” and it is spot on!
Recently, OgoSport emailed us to let us know about a giveaway that they wanted to host for their newest creation: OgoBild + Animate. OgoBild is a line of creative construction toys that promote hours of endless and open-ended, fun play! This toy, coupled with Animate It! Express Software results in an all-in-one kit for any child to begin to learn the basics of movie making through animation.
Why did we think this was awesome??
All kids love to build and create. The OgoBild sets have been a staple in our therapy practice for awhile. The pieces are colorful, easy to manipulate, unique, soft and click together to make some pretty awesome characters! That being said, all children need a little extra motivation at times and what better way to motivate a child than with technology! We have already told you that we love using our favorite gross motor apps and fine motor apps during our sessions. This is just another way to incorporate technology into our therapy sessions as a motivator for the kids to use their hands to finish putting together a project to make their own short little movie.
OgoSport was kind enough to send us a few OgoBild + Animate kits to use in our therapy sessions and today, we gave one a try. The instructions for set-up were very easy to follow and the online tutorials from Animate It! made creating or first creature movie a breeze! Check out what we made:
There is so much more animating that you can do with this program. You can add soundtracks, backgrounds, etc. We will have fun tapping into the imaginations of the the kids we work with to see what exciting ideas they can come up with!