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

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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