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Thumball - Shapes
Have fun playing ball while children learn to describe features and find objects in the environment similar in appearance and shape.
Fidgets/Sensory Solutions, Thumballs, Early Childhood
DescriptionThe Shapes Thumball is wildly popular for teaching children to identify shapes and colours. Have fun playing ball while children learn to describe features and find objects in the environment similar in appearance and shape. This game also enhances visual perception and language abilities. Use your finger to outline the shapes on the ball and have fun practicing on paper later. This ball is a perfect choice for teachers and parents. Encourage development of basic learning rules such as passing, rolling and taking turns. Designed for sensory input, this 6" ball is soft and stuffed. It has 12 panels for responses. These balls received the Creative Child Seal of Excellence Award.
There are so many ways to teach
For players to develop and improve visual perception and language abilities: Identify black and white images against brightly colored panels.
Recognise and point to specified shapes
Trace shapes to develop visual tracking skills.
Verbally identify shapes
Copy shapes onto paper to enhance fine motor skills
Form shapes with body parts & in cooperative groups to enhance gross motor skills.
Locate and identify objects in the environment that represent each shape Recognise and define prefixes and their usage in other words.
Spell shape terms accurately