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Holiday Gifts That Develop Visual Skills

Canadian vision therapy and rehabilitation therapists offer the following advice to help make your holiday shopping easier, with gift ideas that help develop a child’s visual skills and perceptual abilities.With so many electronic games on the market, screen time is really adding up and affecting our children’s visual systems. We have compiled a list of screen-free, hands-on games that are both engaging and educational.  Who knew learning could be so much fun?

Below is a list of 30 vision therapist approved games!

Visual Perception

  1. Spot It
  2. Qwirkle
  3. Rush Hour
  4. Swish
  5. Set
  6. Parquetry Blocks
  7. Magna-Tiles
  8. Kanoodle
  9. Mastermind
  10. Letter Sequence
  11. Bop It
  12. Math Dice
  13. Puzzles

Visual-Motor Integration/Fine Motor Control

  1. Lego
  2. Play-Doh
  3. Perplexus
  4. Jenga
  5. Don’t break the ice
  6. Making Bracelets/Beading
  7. Tool Set
  8. Colouring books/Arts and Crafts

Gross Motor/Balance/Eye-Hand-Body Integration

  1. Koosh Ball, Nerf Games
  2. Pitchback
  3. Bean Bag Toss
  4. Twister
  5. Air Scoop
  6. Joey Jump Stepper
  7. Ring Toss
  8. Monster Bowling