Connect 4- Good Fine Motor Game


 We love this game an I didn’t realize how Connect 4 works on a lot of OT skills. Who knew?  Well, if didn’t too here how it does
You have to pick up the checker-like pieces and reach up and slide them into the slots at the top of the game.
Picking up the pieces works on fine motor control, reaching to put the piece in the game works on upper extremity strength, range of motion, and crossing midline if positioned right. Getting the piece into the slot works on visual/perceptual-motor skills.
On top of the skills,in order to win  you have to be aware of all of the pieces played going in multiple directions, and be able to perceptually see the pieces and how they are being played.
Skills:
  • Fine motor skills
  • Visual/perceptual motor skills
  • Upper extremity strengthening
  • Crossing midline
  • Using an involved extremity
  • Upper extremity range of motion
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