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Wikki Stix  Rainbow Pak Wikki Stix Rainbow Pak

No glue, no paste, no mess with Wikki Stix!

Our Price:: $3.50
Rub-a-Dub Beep Beep Stickers for the Tub

Bath time is more fun with Beep Beep tub stickers!

Our Price:: $19.99
Sale Price: $6.99
Savings: $13.00
Count & Build TotBot Count & Build TotBot

Twist, build & stack with a little bot of fun.

Our Price:: $12.49
Wikki Stix Stem Pak Wikki Stix Stem Pak

No glue, no paste, no mess with Wikki Stix!

Our Price:: $12.49
Super Magnetic Thinking Putty Crazy Aaron's Super Magnetic Thinking Putty Tidal Wave

Thinking putty with amazing magnetic properties.

Our Price:: $12.99
Catapult Launcher Construction Set Catapult Launcher Construction Set

Build a Catapult Launcher!

Our Price:: $14.99
Pet Counters Bucket of Pet Shaped Counters with Jumbo Tweezers

Combine learning with play while developing fine motor skills with a bucket of pet counters and jumbo tweezers.

Our Price:: $19.99
Bucket of Fruity Fun Shaped Counters with Jumbo Tweezers Bucket of Fruity Fun Shaped Counters with Jumbo Tweezers

Combine learning with play while developing fine motor skills with a bucket of pet counters and jumbo tweezers.

Our Price:: $19.99
Learning Resources Sentence Buildings Sentence Buildings - Parts of Speech Activity Set

Help students create simple and complex sentences.

Our Price:: $21.88
Squigz Starter Kit Squigz Starter Kit

Unique suction construction encourages creativity & fine motor skills

Our Price:: $21.99
Gears! Gears! Gears!

Create moving masterpieces.

Our Price:: $39.99
Sands Alive Deluxe Set

Box full of sensory fun!

Our Price:: $39.99
Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set

The race is on to build hands-on coding skills!

Our Price:: $56.49
Sale Price: $39.99
Savings: $16.50
Magna-Tiles Clear Colors - 32 piece set

Where science, math and creativity meet!

Our Price:: $45.95
Magna-Tiles Clear Colors - 48 Piece Deluxe Set

Open-ended 3D construction with endless possibilities! Promote your child's imagination and creativity!

Our Price:: $74.50
Soft Stackers

Help stimulate creativity and stacking skills!

Our Price:: $169.99
   
 

Building and constructing in a playful and imaginative way helps children develop motor skills, spatial concepts and critical thinking. These skills provide a foundation for a variety of other fine-tuned skills and are absolutely critical to the development of special needs kids.

Stacking Games for Fine Motor Control

Fine motor skills are those that require a refined use of smaller muscles, especially in the hands. Without fine motor control, tasks such as eating, practicing dental hygiene, getting dressed and writing prove highly problematic, even impossible. Use fine motor development toys such as Squigz to practice placing pieces end on end, stacking pieces high and making various shapes. Fine motor skills toys can include blocks, beads, marbles, pieces of string and anything else that requires a light touch!

  • Make necklaces
    • Start by using large beads and a string that's easy to see and maneuver, and work your way up to smaller beads and fishing line
  • Count small items such as acorns or pebbles by moving them from one bowl to another
  • Stack blocks to compete for highest tower
  • Pick flowers or grasses
  • Make a paper airplane, a paper hat or boat

Games to Develop Spatial Concepts

Creating spatial awareness isn't just a way to help kids better understand their own surroundings. Spatial concepts help to develop new vocabulary (such as above, below and behind), and encourage new and more critical ways of thinking about the world.

  • Line up blocks in a variety of ways
  • Use Magna-Tiles to create patterns by copying
  • Create an obstacle course with soft blocks
  • Do the Hokey Pokey

Critical Thinking Activities

Critical thinking starts with activities that promote spatial concepts, encourage imaginative play and make comparisons. Additionally, by verbalizing what's happening in the world around us, children are able to connect real-word applications of critical thinking to practice.

  • Use toys like the Bucket of Pets to sort according to various specifications
    • Color
    • Number of ears
    • Number of legs
  • Compare objects, whether at home or at the grocery store
  • Engage in role-playing games
  • Make patterns