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iPad, Xbox, and Wii Games That Help With Occupational Therapy

In occupational therapy, there are many ways to motivate your child to practice their fine motor, sensory, and sensory-motor skills at home. Here are some apps and game that will assist in their development:

iPads and Tablets:

  • Temple Run and Fruit Ninja with visual scanning and tracking as well as sustained attention skills

  • Dora ABCs and ABC tracing games are great apps to improve handwriting and letter formation while also making it enjoyable for your child.

  • Cookie Maker and Pizza Maker are sequencing games that help children follow multi-step directions and improve sustained attention skills

  • UnBlock Me and Where’s My Water? are challenging cognitive and problem-solving apps that work these higher-level skills in a more creative way

Xbox Kinect and Nintendo Wii:

  • Wii Fit Plus: Focuses on coordination, balance, and body awareness

  • Wii Sports: Can improve hand-eye coordination and timing of movements

  • Dance Dance Revolution: This game can increase a child’s strength, vestibular input, endurance, and following sequences

  • Kinect Dance Central: This helps with gross motor imitation and strength

  • Kinect Training: Improves endurance, strength, proprioceptive input

  • Kinect Sports: Improves timing of movements and hand-eye coordination

Reference: 12 iPad, Xbox, and Wii Games That Help With Occupational Therapy - Friendship Circle - Special Needs Blog. (2017, April 07). Retrieved from

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