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Twister & Twister Hoopla

Primary Category: Physical/Sensory Motor Development

Subcategories: Proprioception, Motor Planning, Gross Motor Skills, Eye/Hand Coordination

Description of how the game can be used to fit the categories: Twister is a fully interactive game that can be used to help players practice proprioception. In Twister, the player must be able to know where their body parts are on the mat without necessarily being able to see them. Players also have to be able to move their body parts to the specific colored dots without looking at their body parts. Motor planning is also involved in this activity because the player has to think of where they need to go on the mat and what body part needs to move and still be able to keep other body parts on the other colored dots. Gross motor skills can be practiced by playing twister because players must be able to move their arms and legs and have normal range of motion in both of these extremities. Eye/Hand coordination is integrated in this task as the player must be able to look at the correct dot they need to move to and coordinate the movement of the appropriate extremity to the appropriate colored dot.