Category Archives: Toy Talk Thursdays

Toy Talk Thursday Catch the Fox Printing Hack

It’s Toy Talk Thursday! The toy we are hacking this week is Catch the Fox! The game in which you have to save the flock and stop the fox. As an Occupational Therapist, I am always exploring different ways to build skills during play. Catch the Fox is a great game to play to build […]

Toy Talk Thursday: Switch Witch

It’s Toy Talk Thursday! Today’s toy and book is the Switch Witch. If your family received an overwhelming number of candies on Halloween… you may wish to meet the Switch Witch! Switch witches need candies to heat their homes and make their Witchy World go round. After a couple of days of candy enjoyment, the […]

Toy Talk Thursday: Shifty Eyed Spies

On this Toy Talk Thursday, we focus on a game for older children and adults that is not only fun to play – but also works on observational skills, social thinking skills, and non-verbal covert communication skills. It is awesome. In order to play, you need to be a keen observer of other players in […]

Toy Talk Thursday: Boom Blast Stix

It’s Toy Talk Thursday! Today we are highlighting one of my absolute favourite games to play with the 6-12 year old crowd. To play the game, you twist a boom blast stick, lock it and place it on the pile. Eventually, one of the sticks with come lose setting the whole off into a explosion! […]

Toy Talk Thursday: Poppers

It’s Toy Talk Thursday! This week we are talking poppers. Poppers are wonderful toys that can be used to strengthen hands, develop hand-eye coordination and support cause and effect play (the Sock Monkey and Penguin Poppers may be seen in the pictures below). Children love squeezing the stomachs of the various characters and watching the […]

Toy Talk Thursday: Monster Ties

It’s our first Toy Talk Thursday! As announced last weekend, each Thursday OuTcomes Therapy will be highlighting a new toy, demonstrating a toy hack, or sharing new ways to use common toys/household items to support children’s learning and development. This week we are highlighting monster ties – yes – these are actually bag ties that you buy […]

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