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Let’s Go Fishin’ Game

Primary Category: Physical/Sensory Motor Development

Subcategories: Eye/Hand Coordination, Fine Motor Skills, Depth Perception, Academics

Description of how the game can be used to fit the categories: The Let’s Go Fishin’ game is a fun way for players to practice eye/hand coordination. The player must first find the fish that they want to catch and then line up the fishing rod with the fish to be able to pull the fish from the pond. This requires coordination of what the player sees and the movements required to remove the fish from the pond. Fine motor skills are incorporated into this game when the player holds and maneuvers the fishing rod to be able to catch the fish. The fishing rod is very thin and small, so it requires a lot of fine motor skills to be able to hold and move the rod. Depth perception can be practiced by playing this game as the player must judge how far they have their rod from the fish to be able to “catch” the fish with the rod. This can help the player learn to judge distances. Academics can be incorporated into this activity after the player has caught all their fish. The player could be asked to count how many fish they have caught and what color the fish they have caught are. To practice counting even more, the player could be asked to count how many of each color they have caught or even ask the player to catch a certain amount of each color of fish.