Sunday, December 7, 2014
We have been playing a memory game for over a year now with super heroes as the cards. I got it for a few bucks at Kid to Kid and then I created a set up that enables Lu to easily choose which cards she wants turned over. After all of this time, she finally got her very first match, all by herself! Here is how we do it:
I made this page on her Tobii:
And then I made this simple game board to correspond with the Tobii page:
And in the picture above you can see that Spider-Man was her first match! Lu and her Daddy were playing one Sunday morning while they waited for me to make breakfast. It was very exciting! As you can see from the pictures, I put tiny pieces of Velcro on the cards and each square so they can stay put a little better, as Lucy's hands are so out of her control. And the process is simple: Lucy chooses with her Tobii which cards she wants turned over and then we turn over the physical cards for her. And when it is her opponent's turn, we play in the same way so we can model for her how she will take her turn. We have a couple of other memory games and I just picked up a sweet Scooby Doo version at Goodwill for 50 cents the other day, so there is lots of room to grow with this. And as she gets better at making matches and engaging in the game, we can add more cards to make it more challenging.
So, I just wanted to share this simple yet fun way to practice matching, turn taking, and using the Tobii to play a game.