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Holiday Gift list for toys that enhance visual skills!

With Thanksgiving over, it’s officially time to stop procrastinating Christmas shopping. As I was thinking about what to get my four young kids, I realized that others might need gift ideas too. I found some great gifts that help develop visual skills and perception. Here are some of the fun games that will be under our tree this year . . .

Name of the GameR Tangoes Junior

Tangoes Jr.

Age Range:

4+ years

How Do You Play:

These ancient Chinese puzzles keep little minds and fingers busy, as kids use the seven magnetic puzzle pieces to recreate colorful designs. Basic set includes

a portable laptop case, seven shapes, and 12 two-sided design cards; all pieces store inside. Keep the fun going with additional Puzzle Packs(sold separately). Each card offers two levels of play. The beginner’s side shows the outline of each puzzle piece; the advanced side shows the shape only in silhouette.

Why Is It Good for Vision:

This game helps improves, visual attention, visual discrimination, and visual spatial awareness.

Where to Buy:

Amazon.com for $24.99

Name of the Game R Red Riding Hood

SmartGames Little Red Riding Hood Deluxe

Age Range:

4-7

How Do You Play:

Play Little Red Riding Hood by arranging the puzzle pieces on the gameboard so that a direct path is created from Red Riding Hood to Grandma’s house. Then, in the last 24 challenges, players have to create two paths: one for Red Riding Hood, and the other for the Wolf!

Why Is It Good for Vision:

This game helps improves visual discrimination, visual-spatial awareness, visual attention, and visual closure.

Where to Buy:

Amazon.com for $25.99

Name of the Game R Perfection

Perfection

Age Range:

7-10 years

How Do You Play:

Be the quickest to fit all 25 shapes into their matching holes in the tray. But watch the timer! If it runs out…pop goes the Perfection game! The player who matches all 25 shapes in the shortest time wins.

Why Is It Good for Vision:

This game helps improves, visual discrimination, visual-spatial awareness, visual attention, and visual-motor integration (eye-hand coordination).

Where to Buy:

Amazon.com for $11.99

Name of the Game R Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs

Age Range:

4+ years

How Do You Play:

Players try to catch those bouncing bugs as fast as they can! Players press the button on the bed to make it start shaking, then use the tongs to be the first player to catch all of the bugs of their chosen color.

Why Is It Good for Vision:

This game helps improves eye movements, fixation, visual attention, figure-ground (being able to fixate on one object in a sea of other objects), and visual-motor integration (eye-hand coordination). It also works on fine motor skills, especially the pincher grasp, which children need to master before they can learn to hold a pencil properly.

Where to Buy:

Amazon.com for $15.17

Name of the Game R I Spy Eagle Eye

I Spy Eagle Eye

Age Range:

4+ years

How Do You Play:

Players use their Eagle eyes to spot an item on their card that’s also on their game board. The first to find it and ring the bell wins the round.

Why Is It Good for Vision:

This game helps improves visual memory, visual attention, visual discrimination, and figure-ground.

Where to Buy:

Amazon.com for $14.95

Name of the Game R I Spy Memory

I Spy Memory

Age Range:

4+ years

How Do You Play:

The game can be played three different ways. The simplest version is the basic matching of memory card pairs. Two slightly more complex games use the riddle cards. Instructions are also given for variations that involve playing the game as a cooperative team, playing riddle solitaire, and playing a matching game through associations with the objects on the cards.

Why Is It Good for Vision:

This game helps improves visual memory and figure-ground.

Where to Buy:

Amazon.com for $11.99

Name of the Game R Tetris Puzzle

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Wooden Tetris Puzzle Tangram

Age Range:

3+ years

How Do You Play:

There are 40pcs colorful blocks with 1 board. You need get these blocks all back together on the board with no spaces. There are multiple solutions.

Why Is It Good for Vision:

This game helps improves visual discrimination, visual-spatial awareness, visual attention, and visual closure.

Where to Buy:

Amazon.com for $8.99

Name of the Game R Zoos On Top

Zoos on Top

Age Range:

5+ years

How Do You Play:

Secretly, slide the six plastic tiles into your zoo tower in any order you want. Taking turns, players ask each other yes or no questions to try and determine the order in which their opponent’s animals have been placed. Whoever can crack the code first wins the game!

Why Is It Good for Vision:

This game helps improves visualization, sequencing, and problem-solving.

Where to Buy:

Amazon.com for $19.95

Name of the Game R Traffic jam

ThinkFun Rush Hour Traffic Jam Logic Game

Age Range:

8+ years

How Do You Play:

Get your Red Car through the exit. Slide the Blocking Cars and Trucks out of your way until the path is clear.

Why Is It Good for Vision:

This game helps improves visual discrimination, visual-spatial awareness, visual attention, and visual closure.

Where to Buy:

Amazon.com for $19.99

Name of the Game R Simon

Simon

Age Range:

8+ years

How Do You Play:

Players must repeat random sequences of flashing lights by pressing the colored pads in the correct order.

Why Is It Good for Vision:

This game helps improves visual sequential memory and visual-auditory integration.

Where to Buy:

Amazon.com for $14.89

Happy shopping!