Friday, January 25, 2008

More games...

When I traveled to the US this past holiday, I did my usual shopping for toys and supplies for the OT department. I brought back some great finds that the kids really have enjoyed playing in therapy.

Since kids and parents often ask where I get these games, I thought I would start posting and highlighting the companies and the games that the kids enjoy.

Two of the companies, THINK FUN ( and OUT OF THE BOX (, have been gracious enough to donate some games for my OT workshop at the ADVANCE SOCIETY'S 8th Annual Educational Conference in March 2008.

Both companies are interested in developing programs for teachers to use games within the classroom setting to develop the children's skills (i.e. language, reasoning, problem solving, visual spatial and motor skills).

I posted some pictures of a few games from these companies on a previous entry about "Family Game Night":

FAT BRAIN TOYS is a retailer and developer of unique specialty toys, games, and gifts. They are a retailer of over 100 companies and have a great website. They have some great sales on THINK FUN games this month, too!

A great new game is DADO CUBES, which is a new twist on classic building blocks. Dado invites visual spatial development and problem solving through design-centered, attention-grabbing fun!


Gamewright is another company that offers excellent games.

Here are a few games that the kids have enjoyed over and over again in therapy!

GO BANANAS: a fast and fun card game

SLAMWICH: a fun sandwich making card game

Since shipping to Egypt has often proved to be difficult, many people are now using ARAMEX ( "Shop and Ship", which provides you with an address in the US or the UK to which the products get shipped to first and then sent on to you in Egypt.


GinnyDreamin' said...

Hi Laura! I love your blog! :)
I'm an OT practicing in Houston, Texas! Kudos to you for blogging about our profession! Take care!

Laura Efinger said...

Thanks, glad to hear you enjoyed the blog! It's always nice to get feedback and see it is of use to fellow OT's.

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