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Got Special KIDS|Create A Scene Magnetic Town Create A Scene Magnetic Town

Magnetic Fun!

Our Price:: $7.49
Got Special KIDS|Create A Scene Magnetic Construction Site Create A Scene Magnetic Construction Site

Magnetic Fun!

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Got Special KIDS|Create A Scene Firefighters Create A Scene Firefighters

Magnetic Fun!

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Got Special KIDS|Create A Scene Pet Shop Create A Scene Pet Shop

Magnetic Fun!

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Got Special KIDS|Create A Scene Magnetic Schoolroom School Create A Scene Magnetic Schoolroom School

Magnetic Fun!

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Got Special KIDS|Create A Scene Magnetic Trains Create A Scene Magnetic Trains

Magnetic Fun!

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Got Special KIDS|Create A Scene Magnetic Farm Create A Scene Magnetic Farm

Magnetic Fun!

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Got Special KIDS|Wikki Stix Stem Pak Wikki Stix Stem Pak

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

Our Price:: $12.49
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Savings: $0.50
Got Special Kids | Super Magnetic Thinking Putty Crazy Aaron's Super Magnetic Thinking Putty with Magnet

Thinking putty with amazing magnetic properties.

Our Price:: $14.95
Got Special KIDS|Count & Build TotBot Learning Resources Count & Build TotBot

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

Our Price:: $16.99
Got Special KIDS| Straws Builders Construction Building Pieces Straws Builders Construction Building Pieces

Create amazing models using the flexible straws, connectors and clips!

Our Price:: $19.99
Got Special KIDS| Swivel Snaps Building Set Swivel Snaps Building Set

Spin it! Snap it! Build It!

Our Price:: $24.99
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Got Special Kids|Squigz Starter Kit Squigz Starter Kit

Unique suction construction encourages creativity & fine motor skills

Our Price:: $24.95
Got Special KIDS| Magna-Tiles for Fine Motor & Visual Concept Skills - 32-Piece Set Magna-Tiles Clear Colors - 32 piece set

Where science, math and creativity meet!

Our Price:: $49.99
Got Special KIDS| Foam Paver Building Blocks 30 Piece Stacking Blocks Foam Paver Building Blocks 30 Piece Stacking Blocks

Watch your little builders' imagination and hands hard at work as they explore the world of planning and building.

Our Price:: $60.00
Got Special KIDS| Foam Brick Building Blocks - Actual Brick Size Foam Brick Building Blocks - Actual Brick Size

Fantastic tool to introduce engineering and architectural concepts such as spatial thinking, weight distribution and balance.

Our Price:: $84.99
Children's Factory Toddler Baby Blocks - Primary Children's Factory Toddler Baby Blocks - Primary

Encourage early learners to build & explore!

Our Price:: $115.19
Got Special KIDS| Jumbo Foam Building Blocks with Peg Connectors Jumbo Foam Building Blocks with Peg Connectors

Inspire many hours of hands-on imaginative play with these building bricks.

Our Price:: $135.00
Got Special KIDS|Children's Factory Sturdiblock Set Children's Factory Sturdiblock Set - Soft Stackers

Help stimulate creativity and stacking skills!

Our Price:: $213.19
Got Special KIDS|Children's Factory Patchwork Mat & Blocks Children's Factory Patchwork Mat and 12 Piece Toddler Baby Blocks - Primary

Encourage early learners to build & explore!

Our Price:: $222.99
   
 

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