Toy Tuesday: Design and Drill
I love using Design and Drill because it is a game that targets many different areas, supports the idea of sustainable play, and is fun!
Here are some of the skill area's I use it to address:
Fine motor coordination (to hold and manipulate the screws)
Bilateral coordination (managing the screws and the drill)
Visual perceptual skills (matching the design cards to create your own image)
Visual motor skills (getting the screw into the hole)
Organization and planning (choosing the screw, planning where it goes, coordinating and sequencing movements to completion)
Attention (to complete the task!)
As for sustainable play - there are many different ways you can use and expand with Design and Drill which makes it a game that can be used over and over again in many different capacities. First, you can simply cue a child to use the drill, but you can expand on this by helping the child sequence the steps to complete a card. Along with the battery powered drill, this kit also comes with a hand held screw driver so you increase the fine motor challenge and offer new ways to explore.