These awesome fine motor toys will appeal to the hands-on kids in your family, classroom, or therapy practice!
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Fine Motor Toys: Gift Guide for Hands On Kids
1 || Noodle Bits: Used for hundreds of games and activities. These soft foam, half-moon-shaped pieces are great for relay races, balancing, stacking, color recognition, or creating teams\the possibilities are endless. You get a bag filled with 256 pieces, 64 in each of the 4 different colors. Comes with an Activity Guide giving detailed instructions for fun games to share with your participants.
2 || Tetris Puzzle: This set of 40 pieces allows kids to play creatively while using hand and finger manipulation skills to maneuver each colorful shape into a logical pattern to fill the space.
3 || Munchy Ball: Work on fine motor skills and hand strengthening by squeezing open this ball’s mouth to stuff in as many of the 20 included rubber erasers as possible.
4 || Jumbo Lacing Beads: This big lacing bead set inspired by Montessori learning has progressive levels for preschoolers, toddlers and kindergarteners! Build those fine motor skills – hand eye coordination – motor control – visual perception – cognitive thinking – problem solving and more!
5 || Brackitz: Simple enough for young kids but expandable for older children, this set of connecting brackets promotes open-ended, imaginative play, problem solving, and STEM learning while providing a big dose of fine motor fun!
6 || OOMBEE Cube: This will be baby’s favorite new toy! The shape-sorting cube has 6 rubbery shapes tethered to its corners and encourages fine motor skills, sensory learning, tactile exploration, and visual-spatial skills.
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7 || Liquid Chalk Markers: A National Parenting Product Award Winner in Educational Product and Toy Categories, a Parents’ Choice Fun Stuff Award Winner, and a Tillywig Best Creative Fun Award Winner. Vibrant and ultra bright fluorescent colored markers that let you create eye-catching erasable chalk-like drawings and writings without the mess of dusty chalk on non-porous surfaces. Easy to Use and Easy Wipe Off: Just press the tip down to start the ink flow and start writing! Easy to wet erase with a damp cloth or dry erase depending on the writing surface.
8 || Crayola Emoji Maker: This creative art toy makes the best gift! Kids can create their own stamper-markers with cool emoji designs!
9 || Crayola Virtual Design Pro: Crayola Virtual Design Pro brings your fashion designs to life virtually, just like a professional designer! This complete kit contains a design portfolio and 20-page design book, 36 colored pencils, pencil sharpener, 20 Super Tips markers, 4 stencils and My Virtual Fashion Show Ap.
10 || Gyrobot: Kids 8 and up will love to explore the astonishing powers of the gyroscope by building seven models, including a robot that can balance on two linear wheels and move along a tightrope.
11 || Paper Style Hairdos: Aspiring hairstylists will enjoy breaking out the scissors and style savvy to make over 15 characters—including a princess, a pirate, a ballerina, and even a poodle—in serious need of a haircut. With simple, step-by-step instructions for creating numerous paper ‘dos, from curls to crimping to dreadlocks, crafters will delight in the sassy text, funky art, and styling possibilities.
12 || Creature Clash Card Game: Card games are perfect for bilateral coordination practice. Kids can combine these playing cards to create crazy new creatures out of real-life animals! Add up the points for the newly formed creature and then stage attacks against the creatures in other players’ hands. The highest score wins! Promoting math skills, strategic game play, and creativity, Creature Clash! ensures hours of fun for the whole family.
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