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Puzzle Patch Sizes Puzzle

Primary Category: ADL Development

Subcategories: Life Skills, Social Skills, Crossing Midline, Hand Strengthening

Description of how the game can be used to fit the categories: The Toy puzzle shows players a variety of toys that have wheels. This puzzle can develop life skills because the players can learn about different toys that they might encounter. This can help players make connections to objects that all share the same characteristics. Social skills can be incorporated into this task by asking the player what the name of the item is in the picture and then if they have ever seen or used these items. This can practice conversation skills for the players and also vocabulary recognition. Crossing midline can be practiced by having the player grab the puzzle pieces with their right hand while placing the puzzle on the player’s left side. This can help the player get used to the feeling of crossing the middle of their body with their arms. Hand strengthening can be developed while using this puzzle because the pieces take a good bit of strength to remove from the puzzle board. Players also develop hand strength by picking up the different pieces and moving them around to put the puzzle pieces together.