In the spirit of the holiday season, I’ve compiled a list of educational/therapeutic games, toys, and activities for kids of diverse ages and abilities. Some games work on more than one skill set, and therefore, may be listed more than once. Have fun!

Games and Toys for Developing Fine Motor Skills

Legos Tiddlewinks Rainbow Loom Jenja
Operation Lite Brite Pick-Up Sticks Jacks
Chinese Checkers Pentage Mancala Connect Four
Toot & Otto Brick by Brick Beading Painting
Origami Mastermind Amaze Blokus
Pegboards Coloring Dot-to-Dots Geoboards
Sewing Knitting Needlepoint Crocheting
Blockhead Jigsaw Puzzles

Games and Toys for Developing Gross Motor Skills

Twister Ring Toss Jump Ropes Trampoline
Ping Pong Rebounders Zoom Ball Toss Across
Bop-It Loopz


Games and Toys for Developing Memory Skills

Memory Games Loops Simon Distraction


Games and Toys to Help Develop Visual Processing

Chinese Checkers Boogle Banangrams Heximania
Blink Dominoes Triominos Toot & Otto
Connect Four Mancala Pentago Rush Hour
Quarto Classic Mastermind Tangoes Spell It
Rory’s Story Cubes Amaze Crosswise Rubiks Race
Tetris Link “I Spy” Books Blokus Mighty Mind
Set Game Jigsaw Puzzles Spot It


Games and Toys to Develop Handwriting Skills

Word Snag Boggle Bananagrams Heximania
The Very Silly Sentence Game Farkle Slam Scattergories Categories

Games and Toys to Develop Directionality

Right Left Center Twister


Games and Toys to Develop Money Skills

The Allowance Game Monopoly Payday Careers
The Farming Game Wise Money Thrive Time Life
Loose Change Exact Change Money Bags Day Trader


Games and Toys for Time Telling

Telling Time Bingo Game Perfect Timing Slam Dunk Eeboo Time Telling Game


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