Games for children with Dyspraxia

Games for children with Dyspraxia and Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD).

Supplement your occupational therapy sessions with therapy-play sessions at home from these specially selected products.

  • All the products are available from www.fantasticdyspraxic.co.uk
  • All the games and accessories have been tried and tested with Dyspraxic children.
  • Simply click on the image to learn more about that particular game

FINE MOTOR SKILLS GAMES and accessories. All these games will help with handwriting development. Remember to click on the images below the list for further information.

  • Avalanche Fruit Stand Game
  • Bed Bugs
  • Chair stack
  • Cleverstix training chopsticks
  • Colour and spin spinning top
  • Crayon Rocks – tripod grip finger trainer crayons
  • Elephant finger trainer
  • Ergonomic pencil pack
  • Fine motor skills toolset
  • Fine motor skills peg domino game *FAVOURITE GAME*
  • Fine motor tricky tree peg game
  • Gator Grabber Tweezers
  • Get a grip patterns game
  • Happy Hand Exerciser Ball
  • Magna Maze with 2 pens
  • Mini Muffin match up game
  • Number Magna Maze Ants
  • Peg stack and thread activity set
  • Roulette Magna Maze
  • Shelby’s Snack Shack
  • Stabilo 3 in 1 pencil pack
  • String along lacing game
  • Super sorting pie
  • The sneaky snacky squirrel game
  • Time shock
  • Some people recommend the game ‘Operation’, but we have always found this too hard for our testers who reject the game early into play as they simply cannot compete on equal terms with their peers or are scared by the buzzing sound that always comes on for them. If you do have this game we suggest turning the sound off.
A fabulous game to teach coordination, early handwriting skills, motor planning, matching, colours and numbers.
Number Magna Maze Ants. A fabulous game to teach coordination, early handwriting skills, motor planning, matching, colours and numbers.
Teaches the concept of visual balance, develops fine motor manipulation skills, and encourages the use of both hands to support construction and prevent tipping. Ideal pre-handwriting preparation game.
Fine motor tricky tree peg game. Teaches the concept of visual balance, develops fine motor manipulation skills
Fine motor skill development game - provides therapy without them even realising!
Fine motor skill peg domino game – provides therapy without them even realising! *OUR FAVOURITE GAME*
Quality spinning top encourages colouring in and top spinning fun for fine motor and hand eye coordination benefits.
Quality spinning top encourages colouring in and top spinning fun for fine motor and hand eye coordination benefits.
Happy Hand Exercise Ball for fine motor skill and hand strengthening on the go.
Happy Hand Exercise Ball for fine motor skill and hand strengthening.
Dyspraxia game chair stack - fine Motor Skills and hand control, Hand/Eye Co-ordination, Strategic Motor Planning, the concept of balance and Visual Perception.
Chair stack – fine Motor Skills and hand control, Hand/Eye Co-ordination
Roulette Magnamaze develops hand eye coordination, early handwriting and reading skills and strengthens motor planning and problem solving in a fun way.
Roulette Magnamaze develops hand eye coordination, early handwriting and reading skills.
Magnamaze with 2 pens for motor planning, hand eye coordination, crossing the midline, strengthening of the muscles used for handwriting and encourages forward thinking in a fun and engaging way. Joint participation together makes it really fun.
Magnamaze with 2 pens for motor planning, hand eye coordination, crossing the midline.
Develops grip strengthening, early maths skills, memory strengthening, hand eye coordination, motor planning - all in one fun to play box set
Get a grip fine motor skills patterns game.  Develops grip strengthening, early maths skills and memory strengthening.
CleverstiX have gained wide recognition and approval from Occupational Therapists, the National Handwriting Association and Educational Suppliers.
CleverstiX have gained wide recognition and approval from Occupational Therapists, the National Handwriting Association and Educational Suppliers.
Rainbow Peg Play - stack, thread and count game. Maths side develops counting skills and colour recognition.
Peg Stack and Play Activity Set – stack, thread and count game.
Rainbow Peg Play - stack, thread and count game. Develops early stage grip, fine motor and motor planning.
Peg Stack and Play Activity Set – stack, thread and count game. Develops early stage grip, fine motor and motor planning.
Fun fine motor skills / handwriting grip game. Follow one of 16 pattern cards using 18 laces or freestyle your own design. Team with a pencil grip to ensure the tripod grip is encouraged from the start as the pencil is round and slippy. Really great way to develop finger strength through the pushing motion.
String Along Lacing Kit. Fun fine motor skills / handwriting grip game. Follow one of 16 pattern cards using 18 laces
Tummy time activity - great for shoulder strengthening for handwriting! Fun fine motor skills / handwriting grip game. Team with a pencil grip to ensure the tripod grip is encouraged from the start as the pencil is round and slippy. Really great way to develop finger strength through the pushing motion.
String Along Lacing Kit. Tummy time activity – great for shoulder strengthening for handwriting!
Super Sorting Pie Dyspraxia Game. Tweezer play for developing fine motor skills. Develops early maths skills too!
Super Sorting Pie Dyspraxia Game. Tweezer play for developing fine motor skills. Develops early maths skills too!
Shelby's snack shack Dyspraxia fine motor skills game with free Jumbo tweezers to extend fine motor skills development.
Shelby’s snack shack Dyspraxia fine motor skills game with free Jumbo tweezers to extend fine motor skills development.
Dyspraxia fine motor skills game - sneaky, snacky squirrel with free Jumbo tweezer to extend fine motor skill play. Colour matching game for 2-4 players.
Dyspraxia fine motor skills sneaky, snacky squirrel game with free Jumbo tweezer to extend fine motor skill play.
Dyspraxia game for children - Bed Bugs - fun way to develop fine motor skills.
Dyspraxia game for children – Bed Bugs – fun way to develop fine motor skills.
Many children with dyspraxia struggle to get their fingers to do what they want them to do, this is a very simple, clever toy that encourages independent movement of the fingers and thumb in a very fun way, excellent for both left and right handers.
Finger gym elephant. Clever toy that encourages independent movement of the fingers and thumb.
Children's Gator Grabber Tweezers strengthen muscles in the hands, developing the pincer grasp for school readiness.
Gator Grabber Tweezers strengthen muscles in the hands, developing the pincer grasp for school readiness.
Fine motor skills toolset
Fine motor skills toolset
Ideal game for children with dyspraxia and fine motor skill difficulties. The Avalanche fruit stand game. Comes with 2 jumbo tweezers that you can use for other fine motor skills activities.
Avalanche fruit stand fine motor skills game. Comes with 2 jumbo tweezers that you can use for other fine motor skills activities.
Dyspraxia game time shock strengthens fine Motor, Hand/Eye Co-ordination, Spatial Awareness, Visual Perception and figure ground challenges.
Time shock – Fine Motor, Hand/Eye Co-ordination, Spatial Awareness, Visual Perception and figure ground challenge game.
Stabilo Woody 3-in-1 pencils are really versatile. Use on windows, paper, even the sides of wellies! Strong colours, water soluble for blending colours with water. Ideal for encouraging pencil grip time.
Stabilo Woody 3-in-1 pencils are really versatile. Use on windows, paper, even wellies! Encourages pencil grip time.
Crayon Rocks® are the best crayon you can buy to encourage the tripod grip in your child's early handwriting development
Crayon Rocks® really are the best crayon you can buy to encourage the tripod grip in your child’s early handwriting development
16 Crayon Rocks in muslin bag for fine motor development
16 Crayon Rocks® in a muslin bag – the best fine motor skills crayon
Dyspraxia pencil pack available in pinks or blues. Support the correct tripod grip for efficient handwriting in the later years. PenAgain, Yoropen Pencil, Stabilo Ergo Pencil, Faber Castell Jumbo GRIP pencil and Faber Castell traingular GRIP standard pencil with eraser. Stabilo eraser. Comes in left or right handed packs.
Popular Dyspraxia pencil pack available in pinks or blues. Unique pack of OT recommended pencils.
Fine Motor Skills, Colour Recognition, Sorting, Matching and Counting Game ideal for children with Dyspraxia. Squeezy tweezers and activity guide.
Fine Motor Skills Muffin Match Up Game, Colour Recognition, Sorting, Matching and Counting Game ideal for children with Dyspraxia. Squeezy tweezers and activity guide.

 

FINE MOTOR SKILLS GAMES and activities for fun in the bath – Remember to click on the image for further information.

  • Fine motor skills toolset *FAVOURITE TOOLS FOR THE BATH*
  • Stabilo 3 in 1 pencil pack (but don’t get it on the grouting)
Fine motor skills dyspraxia toolset for strengthening the fine motor skills. Fun scissor scoop for pre-scissor skills development. Endless play possibilities. Can be used at bath time too.
Fine motor skills dyspraxia toolset for strengthening the fine motor skills. Fun scissor scoop for pre-scissor skills development. Endless play possibilities. Can be used at bath time too.
Stabilo Woody 3-in-1 pencils are really versatile. Use on windows, paper, even the sides of wellies! Strong colours, water soluble for blending colours with water. Ideal for encouraging pencil grip time.
Stabilo Woody 3-in-1 pencils are really versatile. Use on windows, paper, even the sides of wellies! Strong colours, water soluble for blending colours with water. Ideal for encouraging pencil grip time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GROSS MOTOR SKILL GAMES and activities – Remember to click on the image for further information.

  • Scooter board (with hockey sticks!) *FAVOURITE*
  • Alpha Catch
  • Balance beam
  • Easy catch sensory ball
  • Easy catch beanbag scarf
  • Floor surfer / roller board / scooter board by Gonge
  • Rainbow comet easy catch ball
  • Gymnic Rody Junior Cavallo Horse
  • Gymnic Rody Max Space Hopper
  • Gymnic sensory ball
  • Puff and play super soft easy catch ball
  • Stepping stone
  • Rockerboard
  • Wobbleboard
  • Balance cushion
  • Gymnic disc ‘o’ sit
  • Gymnic physio peanut roll
  • Gymnic Raffy
  • Gymnic Hop
  • Stabilo 3 in 1 pencil pack
  • Some people recommend the game ‘Twister’ but we have found this too hard for our children who avoid participation.

BALANCE GAMES and activities

  • Scooterboard
  • Fine motor tricky tree peg game
  • Balance beam *FAVOURITE*
  • Gymnic Rody Max Space Hopper
  • Stepping stones
  • Rockerboard
  • Wobbleboard
  • Balance cushion
  • Gymnic Disc ‘o’ sit
  • Gymnic Physio peanut roll
  • Gymnic Raffy
  • Gymnic Hop
High quality weighted bean bag scarf makes throwing and catching a positive experience for children with dyspraxia. Just missed the bean ball ? Catch the scarf instead!
Easy catch bean bag scarf makes throwing and catching a positive experience for children with dyspraxia.
Rainbow comet makes catching a ball easy - gross motor skill and hand eye coordination play for increased ball-catching confidence.
Rainbow comet easy catch ball  – gross motor skill and hand eye coordination play for increased ball-catching confidence.
Super soft lightweight 16cm ball is easy to catch. Maliable and easily self inflated rewards children for their puff with some gross motor play!
Puff and play super soft easy catch ball.
High quality balance beam stimulates child's balance and co-ordination.
High quality balance beam stimulates child’s balance and co-ordination. *FAVOURITE*
Moulded cushion gives excellent grip due to raised sensory surface. Sit, stand or kneel - will improve co-ordination, balance and posture.
Balance cushion . Sit, stand or kneel – will improve co-ordination, balance and posture.
Scooter board for gross motor and balance skills.
Scooter board / floor surfer for gross motor and balance skills. We love this board – ergonomically perfect and very comfortable *FAVOURITE*
An 11cm diameter ball with a raised sensory surface makes this a softer ball to teach touch and texture. Inflatable using a needle pump. Ideal for gentle massage too.
Easy catch sensory ball – a raised sensory surface makes this a softer ball to teach touch and texture. Ideal for gentle massage too.
Stepping stones encourage movement, gross motor skills, balance and motor planning.
Stepping stones encourage movement, gross motor skills, balance and motor planning.
Quality heavy duty moulded plastic scooter board with handles and non-marking wheels. Scootering is great for developing balance and coordination and conditions shoulder muscles and upper body for handwriting effectiveness.
Quality heavy duty moulded plastic scooter board with handles and non-marking wheels. Scootering is great for developing balance and coordination and conditions shoulder muscles and upper body for handwriting effectiveness. *FAVOURITE*
Add 2 scooter board hockey sticks to your purchase for purposeful therapy play and longer adherence. Fun for you too!
Add scooter board hockey sticks to your scooter boards for fun therapy play *FAVOURITE*
Soft sensory rubber ball which is easy to catch and grasp. Encouraging all ability participation and confidence. Improves gross motor confidence and hand eye coordination skills.
Soft sensory easy to catch and grasp ball. Encouraging all ability participation and confidence.
Gentle to the touch yet provides a good grip. Can be re-inflated by an adult using a needle pump. Adjustable inflation and sensory bumps make the surface easier to hold onto and catch. Quality made Gymnic product. Suitable for massage, hand therapy, reflexology and relaxation exercises.
Gymnic sensory soft touch ball. Gentle to the touch yet provides a good grip. 
Adjustable inflation and sensory bumps make the surface easier to hold onto and catch. Quality made Gymnic product. Suitable for massage, hand therapy, reflexology and relaxation exercises.
Alpha Catch Phonics Game with added bonus of developing some Gross Motor Skills and Hand-Eye coordination! The best way for Dyspraxic kids to learn is to make it fun and memorable - this set is just brilliant for this. Includes loads of fun ideas for active learning.
Alpha Catch Phonics Game with added bonus of developing some Gross Motor Skills and Hand-Eye coordination for Dyspraxic Kids. The best way for Dyspraxic kids to learn is to make it fun and memorable – this set is just brilliant for this. Includes loads of fun ideas for active learning.
Gymnic Rody Junior Cavallo ride on bouncy horse for ages 3-5. A fun dynamic toy that helps children with dyspraxia to develop balance, coordination, movement and motor planning skills safely and independently.
Gymnic Rody Junior Cavallo ride on bouncy horse for ages 3-5. Develop balance, coordination, movement and motor planning skills safely and independently.
Gymnic physio activity roll for gross motor skills work - ideal for children with dyspraxia. Really fun peanut ball that children will be fascinated by and will want to exercise with.
Gymnic physio activity roll for gross motor skills work – ideal for children with dyspraxia. Really fun peanut ball that children will be fascinated by and will want to exercise with.
Gymnic Disc O Sit balance cushion
Gymnic Disc O Sit balance cushion
Gymnic Rody Max - safe 'hopping' fun
Gymnic Rody Max – safe ‘hopping’ fun.
Wobble balance board
Wobble balance board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We hope you have found this summary of Dyspraxia games helpful, please send in your suggestions about the games you have found to be successful with your children. Of course, not every game has to be bought, there are lots of ways to stimulate these skills. Hopefully this selection will add a few more options to your Dyspraxia play box.

Rocker balance board
Rocker balance board

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