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#1 of 7 Old 12-08-2013, 07:38 PM - Thread Starter
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I'd like to figure out some things my daughter (nearly 7, ADHD, visual processing and some motor issues) will actually enjoy that will also help her improve in the areas challenging for her.


She loves animals (mostly horses and dogs), loves playing quietly with horse models setting up stables or making harnesses or saddles, that kind of thing.  Unsurprisingly, she's not into ball sports.  She likes to draw.


She doesn't so much mind her more active vision therapy, like hitting a rubber ball on a string hung from the ceilng back to us with her hand, but it's not her favorite and for the most part she doesn't like things that challenge her hand/eye coordination.  Do any of you know of any activities or products (like a game that's on the market) that might capture her attention?  Something moving that involves play animals?  


I wish I had the time to sit home and make toys.  

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It looks like your post might have been missed, so I'm bumping it up for attention. :bump: Anyone have suggestions to share?

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my son likes bop it

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What about something like a paint-by-numbers of horses? Or is that above her level?

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I do not know if this is what you are thinking about, but there are tracing books with horses, hide and seek mazes with horses, and Legos, too for fine motor. My son liked Highlights magazine at that age for visual processing activities. It would be a happy day when it came in the mail, and new activities every month.


For gross motor, have you tried therapeutic riding? Our riding center combined riding with horseshoes, basketball, and other visual and physical performance tasks all done on horseback.  

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Those are all great ideas.  THank you.

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How about making felt blankets for her toy horses? Cut some squares of felt the right size, then maybe she could sew round the edges with embroidery thread to decorate them.


Building a stable out of a cardboard box should give lots of opportunities for scissor practice.


The Lego friends range has lots of animal sets, they are pretty fiddly to put together though. The ones we have seemed to have more tiny bits than most of DSs lego city sets.


For hand eye coordination DSs OT recommended a stomp rocket, he has to set of the rocket and try to touch it as it goes past, progressing to eventually catching it.

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