Whether or not you have a vacation planned for this summer, Timocco has some fun in store for you. Below we have highlighted some of our favorite games that remind us of the summer season. Give these games a whirl and we're sure you will find yourself laughing and smiling while working on functional skills. Beach Ball is a great game for motor accuracy, planning as well as motor coordination and timing skills. The object of the game is to bounce the balls off of the hand that your Timocco … [Read more...]
Timocco’s Trip to San Francisco: NewSchools Venture Fund Award Recap
During mid-May, we were ecstatic to be awarded a grant from NewSchools Venture Fund to improve the lives of more children. Timocco’s CEO, Eran, had been encouraged to apply for the challenge, and our office in Akron was filled with excitement and joy when we discovered we 1 of 15 chosen winners. The purpose of the challenge was to innovate and bring a diversity of educational technology into classrooms in alignment with NewSchools’ mission. NewSchools Venture Fund is a not-for-profit … [Read more...]
Timocco’s Facebook LIVE Takeover with The Inspired Treehouse – Recap
Several weeks ago we were lucky enough to have a visit from Lauren Dronjak, one of the two founders of the amazing blog The Inspired Treehouse. The Inspired Treehouse (www.theinspiredtreehouse.com) is a resource for child development. The two founders and main contributors, Lauren and Claire, are pediatric physical and occupational therapists with years of clinical and school-based experience, but they are busy moms too! After playing many games and discussing Timocco in our Akron … [Read more...]
Smile, It’s Springtime! Rainy Day Recommendations
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 … [Read more...]
Timocco’s Trip to AOTA 2017 was Amazing!
The Timocco team just returned from Philadelphia at our 4th AOTA conference, and it was the best one yet! We were so excited to meet all of the therapists and professionals in the therapy arena, as well as the OTs of tomorrow (students). We had a Timocco marathon playing over 500 games over the course of 3 days. It was great to meet therapists who have used Timocco for years and hear their feedback on our new platform updates. There was no shortage of smiles and energy at our booth as we … [Read more...]
Spring has Sprung: Get Moving in New Creative Ways!
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 … [Read more...]
Timocco Celebrates Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month!
As we head into March, The Timocco Team wants to raise awareness of Cerebral Palsy and the many ways that Timocco’s platform was designed to help. Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a condition caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain. CP affects a person’s muscle tone, movement, and motor skills. There are approximately 500,000 people in the US affected by CP. Timocco’s motion based therapy games are designed to work on skills for children of varying abilities, and our players with CP … [Read more...]
Providence Business Journal Highlights Timocco’s Fun Supination/Pronation Platform
The Providence Business News just released a very informative article about Timocco’s Supination/Pronation platform. The article mentions the history of how the relationship was formed between researchers at Brown University, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Meeting Street as well as the grant from the BIRD Foundation. Motivation and engagement are critical to helping children and adults move forward with their therapy goals, and this article does a great job explaining all the exciting benefits … [Read more...]
Top Three Engaging Timocco Plans based on Developmental Age!
Within the Timocco platform, there are many ways to play and engage the player. Our plans were designed by OTs and educators to align to common IEP goals and consist of pre-selected games with pre-set settings. The settings get progressively more challenging throughout the plan to work on the selected skill. Also, these plans have built-in assessment games that enable the therapist/professional to compare progress over time. Timocco’s plans can be used in a variety of ways, but we generally … [Read more...]
Communication, Social Interaction, Problem Solving & Sequencing
Looking for games that can target skills such as communication, social interaction, problem-solving and sequencing? Here are a few ideas! Communication: A number of our games can be used to incorporate opportunities for communication. Communication skills can range from identifying the hidden objects as the child uncovers them in our "Hidden Treasure" game, describing what the Timocco monkey is doing in the unveiled pictures of the "Photo Album" game or identifying shapes, numbers, … [Read more...]