Monkey Blocks

$35.00

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Monkey Blocks is a thought provoking stacking game involving weighted blocks and monkeys.

Play on your own, or take turns trying to build the gravity defying shapes.

Description

Monkey Blocks is a thought provoking stacking game involving weighted blocks and monkeys.

Play on your own, or take turns trying to build the gravity defying shapes.

There are 4 orange blocks (weighted one one end), 4 green blocks (weighted in the middle) and 4 blue blocks (not weighted) PLUS 6 monkeys in various stances.  The differing weights really requires a little sensitivity to “feel” which can help develop the proprioceptive sensory system (input to the receptors in the muscles and joints communicating how much pressure is being applied).  The  different monkey poses encourages close visual perception.  And to build the structures (from the 30 options in the booklet provided) is going to need:

  • steady hands
  • weight perception
  • visual perception
  • consideration and logic

This game can be a quick activity for one or two or a fun and novel challenge for a large group (everyone will have to take turns).  Perhaps a timer could be added to see who can be the fastest, or who can build the most shapes in the time permitted.

Also another option, to get as much as you can from this fabulous resource is for players to create their own shapes (perhaps drawing their very own design) – which would require a great deal of thinking, trial and error and the skills above.

What we love about Monkey Blocks

  • it is a weighted game (very hard to find weighted games) to develop proprioceptive sensory skills
  • it is really quite unique
  • good quality
  • can also be used as a resource in so many other ways in therapy sessions or one to one
  • it is ideal for one-to-one and can be quite a quick game so perfect for the end of a session

Suitable for 3yrs+

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