The spring season brings warmer longer days but also can be a wet time of year depending on where you’re at. We love the opportunities that springtime brings to go outside and play, but we know that there are times that thunderstorms or even a light drizzle can force the play inside. Timocco’s platform has the fun and engaging games to keep kids moving, even when they cannot play outside. We have created 3 ideas below that will help move and motivate, even when skies are gray.
1. Can’t go play in the grass or dirt? Try Dig It!
Dig it is a great game to improve number recognition and math skills as well as motor control and accuracy of the range of motion. This game features our mole friend who displays a number on his stomach and the player must move the controller(s) to the correct equation. The mole will then burrow into the ground and show the correct answer. In the settings for Dig It, we can change around how challenging the equations and type of math problems are involved.
2. Too wet for a Bike? Try Riding Along!
Riding Along is a great game focusing on riding a bike and following the “rules of the road”. The game’s skill focus is bilateral coordination, hand-eye coordination, motor control/accuracy, as well as upper body strength. There are hazards to watch out for along the way such as pedestrians crossing or a cat crossing. There is also bonus areas that if the player slows down or speeds up they can get to new parts of the path. Not only is Riding Along fun, but it is a great virtual reality version of riding a bike for players who may or may not be able to actually get out on the road.
3. Soccer Field Soaked? Try Goal Keeper!
If the Timocco player stuck inside is a big soccer fan (or football in Israel…and the rest of the world), then this is a great game to play as the goalie when stuck inside. This game is great for working on timing and attention skills as well and spatial/depth perception. The player will be blocking the incoming balls while the stadium looks on. This game is perfect for working towards functional GOALS while being the Goal Keeper!
We hope that the above game recommendations are helpful for some springtime indoor fun, whether or not the weather is cooperating. Even after playing outside, it can be helpful and fun to practice Timocco during free time to continue working on functional skills!
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