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Toys to Promote Visual Development

Toys to Promote Visual Development

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Looking for last minute toys that make the "nice list" for childrens eyes? We have got you covered! The Vision Therapy Center in Brookfield, Wisconsin has compiled a list of toys that promote vision development and motor skills in kids. Here is the list:

Building Toys – Develop eye-hand coordination and visualization/imagination
1.  Kreo Sets
2.  Mega Bloks
3.  K’NEX
4.  Building Blocks
5.  Legos/Duplos
6.  Lincoln Logs
7.  Tinker Toys
8.  Erector Set
 
Fine Motor Skill Toys – Develop visual-motor integration and fine motor skills
9.  Origami Sets
10. Rainbow Loom
11. Lite-Brite
12. Pegboard and Pegs
13. Coloring Books and Crayons
14. Dot-to-Dot Activity Books
15. Finger Paints
16. Playdough/Silly Putty/Modeling Clay
17. Chalkboard (24” x 36”)/Easel
18. Bead Stringing
19. Sewing Cards (Craft)
20. Paint or Color By Numbers
21. Sand Art
22. Stencils
23. Bead Craft Kits
24. Models (car, airplane, ships, etc.)
25. Jacks
 
Space Perception Toys – Develop depth perception and eye-hand coordination

Within arm’s length:
26. Egg and Spoon Race
27. Jumpin’ Monkeys
28. Flippin’ Frogs
29. Ants in the Pants
30. Fishin’ Around
31. Operation
32. Pick-up Sticks
33. KerPlunk
34. Jenga
35. Don’t Break the Ice
36. Marbles
 
Beyond arm’s length:
37. Bowling Zombies
38. Oball (good for kids who have difficulty catching balls)
39. Ball (any kind!)
40. Pitchback
41. Toss Across (tic-tac-toe)
42. Ring Toss
43. Nerf Basketball
44. Dart Games (velcro)
45. Ping Pong
46. Cuponk
47. Elefun
48. Badminton
49. Frisbee
 
Visual Thinking Toys and Games - Develop visual perceptual skills including: visualization, visual memory, visual discrimination, pattern recognition and sequencing. These skills are important for academics including mathematics, reading and spelling.

50. Color Code
51. Math Dice, Math Dice Jr.
52. Rory’s Story Cubes
53. Amaze
54. Color Blocks and 1” Cubes
55. Bejeweled Board Game
56. Tetris Bop It
57. Parquetry Blocks
58. Attribute Blocks
59. Make N Break Game
60. Jigsaw Puzzles
61. Card Games (Old Maid, Go Fish, etc.)
62. Dominoes
63. ThinkFun Bug Trails
64. Checkers
65. Chinese Checkers
66. Perplexus
67. Qwirkle
68. Battleship
69. Labyrinth
70. Blokus
71. Connect Four
72. Rush Hour/Rush Hour Jr.
73. Regatta
74. Perfection
75. Tactilo
76. Bingo
77. Memory Games
78. Chicken Cha-Cha-Cha
79. Simon Flash
80. Bop It
81. Hyperdash
82. Blink
83. Set
84. Loopz
85. Racko
86. Sort it Out
87. Tangrams/Tangoes
88. Mancala
89. Q-bitz
90. Rubik’s Cube

Balance and Coordination Toys and Games – Develop gross motor skills, laterality and bilateral coordination
91. Hoppity Hop
92. Jump Ropes
93. Sit and Spin
94. Slip ’n Slide
95. Trampoline
96. Stilts
97. Twister
98. Heads Up

Original Post by The Vision Therapy Center here

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