Thrifty Nifty Stuff For Little Kids: Developmental Play Using Home Resources

Assist young children with special needs by adapting ordinary household objects into more than 230 creative activities. You’ll have complete instructions for making inexpensive and easy-to-construct therapeutic toys. Use these in activities to improve language, fine motor, gross motor, and cognitive skills in young children. Plus, a description of typical development for each age range is included. Sections include: Positioning; Prerequisite skills; Tips for play; and Tips for the “hard to engage” child. In addition, a section addresses the issues of children with special needs including such areas as adapting toys and equipment and ideas for sensory-based activities.

© 1995 Blose, Dee A. Med & Smith, Laura L. Otr/L
Audience: Parent, Professional