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Mr. Potato Head Game for Pediatric Occupational Therapy

by on July 7, 2017

The scooter board Mr. Potato Head game:

Our pediatric occupational therapist, Tania Gorsky, MS, OTR/L, shows us how this is used for fun play therapy, core strength, balance, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills. Mr. Potato Head is a great game for children to work on body orientation by placing facial and body parts in the appropriate spaces.

boy on scooter board mr potato head game

They also work on strengthening the muscles in their fingers.  Strong fingers support handwriting skills and a mature grasp.  This way kids can support handwriting without even touching a pencil or paper.

therapeutic Mr Potato Head game

Another great aspect of this game is bilateral hand coordination.  Kids need this skill for almost every task in life: using scissors, tying shoes, cutting food, typing on a keyboard, etc. Mr. Potato Head gets kids’ bilateral coordination skills working at a fundamental level.  With a strong foundation of skills, our children will be able to blossom in their daily lives.

MOSAIC Children’s Therapy clinics are located in Bellevue, Issaquah, Mountlake Terrace, and Seattle, WA. mosaicrehab.com

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