Saturday, March 10, 2012

playing with monster mazes (a review)


Your Therapy Source



gave me the wonderful gift of reviewing the downloadable and printable e-book






Monster Mazes



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Confession – I was so excited to get started with these that I didn’t (ahem)  read the instructions first and was mildly disappointed that printables were so small.



Silly me.  In love



They’re so small so you can slip them right into a clear cd case!



Which when you think about it – is brilliant!



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A clear cd case is great for things like:


Using dry erase tools (of which I am a HUGE fan)

Keeping the worksheets in one place and organized

Extra fine motor work – by virtue of being smaller & also because curious fingers will learn how to pry it open

For popping into mommy’s purse (or if you have a Trevy too…diaper bag) to keep little ones occupied in waiting rooms, the market or where ever

The smaller case was also a new concept and therefore exciting for Trevy



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I popped a few dry erase crayons into a left over valentines heart for a little extra fine motor business.


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I had Trevy match the monsters with his finger first.


I love how cutsie the monsters are.  I also love that the worksheets focus on matching the same color monsters too.  Colors are included in every treatment plan we’ve developed recently for Trevy.  Smile


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Ha Ha


How cute is that concentration tongue up there?! 


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Distraction alert!


Trevy had to finish unwrapping the paper from the crayon before he could concentrate any further.


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Broken crayons make me cringe too.




at the advice of some stellar therapists I found the courage to snap my Crayola dry erase crayons into smaller chunks.


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The smaller chunks force little fingers into a more refined grip.


You can clearly see the difference in the picture below with a larger writing tool.



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One of the best tips I ever had was breaking those crayons!



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Trevy gives Monster Mazes two thumbs up!



And so does Trevy’s Mommy.  In love



If you have a little one who needs fine motor work I would definitely recommend Monster Mazes.  At just $3.99 plus the luxury of not having the leave your home to purchase or wait for a workbook to arrive in the mail. 



I think Monster Mazes is the ticket!






A big fat thank you to Your Therapy Source for this wonderful gift – which by the way was donated with no blog review strings attached.  I am sharing my review because I am impressed with the company and the product!

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