We’d like to say a big thanks to all those who sent us suggestions for different ways to play Timocco!
All of your ideas were innovative, resourceful and practical – we’ll list a few below, but unfortunately we could only pick one winner.
Congratulations to Jacqueline Overpeck from All Kids Can therapy services in Madison, Indiana – our in-house team of occupational therapists really liked her idea to play Timocco using bath loofahs! As Jacqueline pointed out, most loofahs have a handy string loop that can go around a child’s wrist and they’re soft, squishy and easy to hold – and that can help with sensory issues too.
And we’ll give an ‘honorable mention’ here to Cara Ramos, an occupational therapist from Kids Developmental Clinic in Pasadena, Texas, who suggested using crayons inserted in pencil grips – which sounds like a quite inventive way to work on fine motor skills.
Thanks again to everyone for your ideas – other suggestions included rubber balls, markers with colored lids, bottle caps and more!
We’ve started filming some ideas of our own and hope to post them in a week or so, and we promise that soon we’ll film a clip with the bath loofahs.
We’re always looking for new ways to play Timocco so if you’ve got a suggestion you’d like to tell us about we’d be happy to hear from you! You can email us, post to our Facebook page, tweet us or leave a comment below.