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Need Ideas To Help Your Older Child?
May 15, 2024

Need Ideas To Help Your Older Child?

Is your child “too cool” to do worksheets to practice figure-ground perception and visual discrimination skills?

Do you have a child who thinks activities to work on visual perception skills are too babyish?

I know that feeling! Especially when it comes to helping older kids develop visual perception skills!

The term “older kids” is relative, and depends on the child’s perspective and experience - I deliberately don’t put an age range on these activities, but they are just as effective with young teens as they are with precocious second and third graders.

My go-to for “older kids” is games - make it something fun that they can easily do with friends and family, and you have won half the battle!

So, check out your games cupboard - haul out games like Memory Game (Concentration) and Uno, to get the ball rolling. What about a jigsaw puzzle around a theme your child enjoys?

There are a handful of games that I think are especially good for helping older kids work on their visual perception skills without knowing it - but sometimes a bit of guidance from an adult is needed before trying to play the game with siblings and friends.

So I have written out some tips and suggestions to help make the most of the activities.

Pop on over and get inspired to play some games with your child this summer!

Games and Tips To Help Older Kids Work On Visual Perception Skills

I hope you find this page to be useful!

Please do feel free to share this info with anyone you think would benefit.

Thanks so much for joining me again this month. All the best as you help the children in your life!


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This information and the suggested activities on my email and website are meant to promote your child’s normal development. If you are at all concerned about your child's development, please consult your health professional. The information on my email and website is not intended to take the place of an occupational therapy evaluation and treatment!

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