The days are getting longer and warmer, which means there is more time to play Timocco! March 20th marks the first day of a new season, spring. We’re excited to shed our winter layers and work on developing more motor, cognitive, attention, and social skills. Playing Timocco with the hands/arms is great, but have you ever thought about playing with other parts of the body? Below are some awesome examples of new ways to make Timocco an even more useful tool in your “therapy toolbox”.
You can attach Timocco controllers in so many fun places to help target different skill areas! The plans may request you to do some of this already. Remember to adjust the camera location appropriately also. Here is what others have done:
Attach to feet or knees: You can slip the toes through the strap or glove pocket (I do not recommend doing this with shoes on) and play games this way. If the player has shoes on, you can tie the shoelaces into or velcro the Timocco controller’s strap to the top of their shoe (image below).
Attach to legs or arms: You can use string, Theraband, or a long strip of velcro to loop through the strap on the Timocco controller and wrap/tie it anywhere on a student’s arms or legs.
Attach to chest: I like to use a lanyard and clip the Timocco controller strap with the clip on the lanyard. You can also attach the controller directly to the chest using a “hair claw”. Images below.
Attach to head: You can use the inside of a children’s bike helmet (image below) and attach the Timocco controller using velcro to it. You can also use the “hair claw” to directly clip the controller to a student’s hair. Another option is to loop a rolled up bandana through the Timocco strap and tie it around a player’s head like a headband. (A few ideas below)
Have you been playing Timocco in a unique and creative way not mentioned in this blog? Please let us know! Comment on this post or email Andrew@Timocco.com We love to hear your stories and share the latest and greatest Timocco practice with all our players.
Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s Get Moving!” – Timocco, the Monkey