Friday, December 21, 2012

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Finding Balance With Asperger's: A Board Game for Building Body Awareness, Gross Motor Muscles, and Coordination


We love playing board games, and I love them even more when they teach something to build some sort of skill.  The Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes game is just such a game. This action oriented guessing game builds body awareness, gross motor muscles, and coordination skills in addition to being fun for children. Collect all eight of the body parts cards on your playing board by guessing, pointing to, and naming the body parts you need. If you get a “Wild Card” or finish your board, all players sing the "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" song (eyes, ears, mouth and nose as well). The game is cute, colorful, and easy to master and can be used in classrooms, therapy groups, and more.

We really enjoyed this game. It is simple and yet not so easy to guess the correct body parts from all the cards. It is not frustrating at all, even for Quinn’s low-patience. He loves getting to dance and sing and gets so excited when he guesses one right. It’s been great for getting him moving and building muscle and stamina in a fun way and it has really improved his body and spatial awareness.

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The game includes game boards for 4 players, 32 body part cards, 4 wild cards, a spinner, and detailed instructions inside the box. It can be purchased from the Therapy Shoppe for $19.99.



Thank you to the Therapy Shoppe for providing a complimentary product sample for us to base this review upon.