The holidays are coming!
Are you looking for some fun games for your children for the holidays? Sure, there are plenty of apps and video games out there, but how about “old-fashioned” board and manipulative games? Wouldn’t it be nice if you found fun, hands-on activities that actually develop visual processing (visual memory, sequencing, form perception, patterns, discrimination) and motor skills?
Here are some of our favorite games:
Ages 8 and up; Traffic Jam/Logic game. Rush Hour is a challenging game of strategy and visual thinking. There are four levels of difficulty so kids and adults alike can enjoy this puzzle. This game is available in many formats: large cards, mini version, digital. Voted one of Parents' Choice Best 25 Toys of 25 Years!
Ages 7 and up; Spot It is a fast paced matching and visual perceptual game. This game develops focus, visual perception skills, speech-language skills, and fine motor skills. An award-winning game of visual perception for the whole family.
Ages 5 and up; Blokus is a strategy games that encourages creative thinking and spatial planning. As players take turns placing their 21 pieces on the board, each piece played must touch another piece of the same color, but only at the corners.
Ages 6 and up; Set Game is a fun and challenging visual discrimination game. You must find a set using the unique cards with four different attributes; number, symbol, shading, and color. Winner of over 35 Best Game awards.
Ages 3 and up
Ages 6 and up
Eye-Hand Coordination and Spatial Skills
(thanks, Dr. Jen Simonson, for your inspiring ideas)
- Beading Crafts
- Lacing Cards
- Weaving Loom
- Uno Stacko
- Etch a Sketch
- Light Bright
- Barrel of Monkeys
- Squiggle Pen
- Pick-up Sticks
- Paint by Number
- Tinker Toys
- Toss Across
Perceptual/Visual Thinking Games
- Connect Four
- Parquetry Blocks
- I Spy Book
- Rubik’s Cube
- Imagine That
- Where’s Waldo
- Brick by Brick
- Block by Block
- Soma Cubes
- Battle Ship
- Jigsaw Puzzles
- Shape by Shape
Click here for a list of some of our favorites
Preview Some of These Games in November!
Here’s your chance to preview many of these great games before purchasing them from a store. Join us on November 17 for a FREE workshop on Vision Games for the Holidays. You will have a chance to play these games and learn what visual processing/motor skills are necessary for successfully playing these games! Both kids and adults alike will have fun while learning and enhancing visual skills! Invite your friends and family to come! Enjoy and send us your ideas and favorites as well!
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
7400 E. Orchard Road, Suite 175-S
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Seating is limited. Please call to reserve your place at 303-850-9499.
With love and gratitude,
Lynn Fishman Hellerstein, O.D., FCOVD, FAAO