Timocco’s didactic games - Hungry Frog, Dig It and Feed the Rabbits - are designed to improve motor and cognitive skills and they help kids learn important things like number and color recognition, math skills, quantity perception and more! We’ve added some how-to videos to our Youtube channel to help therapists and players see how the games are played and we’ve added some useful tips. You can find the clips below. Hungry Frog Help our hungry frog catch her dinner by pointing … [Read more...]
‘Order Up!’ Game Launch Most Popular Ever!
It’s been a little over ten days since we launched the new ‘Order Up!’ game and we’re very happy to see that players and therapists seem to be enjoying it! Since Order Up’s premiere the game has been played so many times it’s surpassed every previous game launch in Timocco’s history. In case you haven’t played ‘Order Up’ yet, here’s a reminder; the game exercises cognitive skills, including memory, categorization, executive function, visual perception and discrimination and motor skills … [Read more...]
Your Order is Ready – Another New Game From Timocco!
Ever noticed that good waiters have good memory skills? It takes practice to remember what people want to eat, drink, and what desserts they've ordered. So we’ve put together a new game to keep them on their toes… and it’ll help kids build motor and cognitive skills also! The game’s called Order Up! - and it features a busy waiter in a restaurant who’s having a bit of trouble juggling all the plates, drinks and treats he needs to stack on his tray and deliver to tables. Timocco players … [Read more...]
Ask Sarit: Using Computer Gaming Software as Assistive Technology
Hi, I’m a therapist at a child development center. We’ve seen the Timocco platform and formed a favorable impression, but as therapeutic staff we’re wondering whether we should be using a computer during therapy? Our clients are accustomed to them at home all the time anyway." It’s exactly because they have a computer at home, that the computer can be a motivation tool during clinical therapy. For today’s generation, where children spend many hours in front of computer screens, using … [Read more...]
Shoot for the Stars!
Shoot for the Stars in 2015 with our New Year’s Game
Here at Timocco we’re ushering in the new year with yet another new game we’ve been working on! On the fun side: ‘Shoot for the stars’ is all about a multi-colored cannon that shoots fireworks. Players need to aim the cannon at the target that’s the same color before the fireworks launch to score. But don’t hit the wrong target, those rockets might bounce back… watch out for that! On the skills-building side: Shoot for the stars works across a range of motor and cognitive skills: … [Read more...]
Developmental Coordination Disorder
Timocco helps kids with Developmental Coordination Disorder to: Develop body awareness, improve movement planning and organisation, balance and postural control Develop upper body strength and coordination. Enhance motor control, accuracy and efficiency Facilitate crossing of the midline The challenges posed within the virtual environment of Timocco’s games allow children to develop body awareness and movement with intention and purpose - act and react - according to on-screen … [Read more...]
Timocco helps kids with Cerebral Palsy to: Develop body awareness, improve movement planning and organisation, balance and postural control Develop upper body strength and increase range of motion Refine and coordinate movements. Enhance motor control, accuracy and efficiency. Facilitate crossing of the midline Improve cognitive abilities such as memory, sequencing and categorization Improve visual perception and discrimination Enhance motivation to reach optimal … [Read more...]
Feed The Rabbits
When the carrot's bucket color matches the color of the rabbit's fur, the child must grab the carrots from the bucket, using both hands, and move them in opposite directions (top/bottom or left/right) to feed both rabbits. For improvement color matching, coordination and reaction speed. … [Read more...]