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Dino Meal

Primary Category: Physical/Sensory Motor Development

Subcategories: Pinch/Grasp, Eye/Hand Coordination, Fine Motor Skills, Attention Span

Description of how the game can be used to fit the categories: The game Dino Meal is a fun way for players to practice pinch grasp skills. In order for the player to remove the eggs from under the dinosaur’s leaf, they must use tweezers. The use of tweezers help the player practice using a pinch grip. Eye/hand coordination is practiced during this game when the player sees which colored egg they need to remove based on the dice and then uses the tweezers to carefully remove the egg from the board. Fine motor skills are practiced in this game when the player uses the tweezers to remove the eggs and when the player rolls the dice. Both of these actions require the careful use of the fingers and hands that help develop fine motor skills. Attention span can be developed by playing this game as the player may be more inclined to stay attentive in the game because they are waiting for the dinosaur to attack the player when they are getting the eggs. This can help the player practice paying attention for longer time spans. The dinosaur attacking the player who tries to get the eggs could also be used as a stopping point for the player to take a break before going back to playing the game. As time goes on, the player can try to stay attentive to the game for longer periods of time and multiple times that the dinosaur attacks.