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Visual Sensory Activities For Kids
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    Today, we will talk about visual sensory activities for kids that come under ASD (Autism spectrum disorder). These simple visual-motor activities can help encourage young children and preschoolers to focus visually on what their hands are doing.

    Proper eye-hand coordination requires that the eyes focus on an object and remain focused to guide the hands to complete an activity.

    This will help your toddler or preschool child work on hand-eye coordination, visual focus, and skill tracking. which are required for reading, writing, and sports practice within a few years.

    Visual Sensory Activities For Kids

    Cars and Trains Tracks

    Playing with trains on a track as this toddler does, is a good eye-hand coordination activity. The corners on the track assist his little hands in keeping the train on the track.

    The use of a car mat is also good if you play beside your child and encourage him to drive the car on the road without going away!

    If you don’t have an in-store car rug, make one with a large sheet of butcher paper or a flattened cardboard box,  (Simply ensure that all staples and sharp edges have been removed).

    Those homemade are actually more fun because you can have real little houses, trees, and items to drive! You can make it more difficult by designing a narrow track with more bends and bends.

    Pegboards and Peg Puzzles

    Peg Puzzles and Pegboards are great visual motor activities for toddlers and small preschoolers.

    Your child should concentrate carefully to put the coins in the holes, especially at the beginning. Although, that would be excellent in ASD conditions. 

    Posting and Dropping

    I believe that we, as parents, often underestimate the value of these old-style display toys. They are good for getting small children to concentrate on what their hands are doing.

    The little ones love the repetitive nature of the display and get a huge feeling of satisfaction out of displaying the shape in the correct hole and dropping things into the slots.

    Shape sorters have the added value of helping your child develop visually discriminatory skills.

    The toddler below plays with the game “Connect 4” of an older kid by just dropping the discs into the slots.

    Yet his eyes work hard to guide his hands!

    You can also give your young child a piggy bank and large coins, or cut a slot in a carton and give your child plastic bottle caps to drop off. (Please be aware of the choking hazards!)

    Stacking Activities

    Stacking blocks or cups is another “outmoded” activity for little ones that give a lot of joy.

    To stack a block or cup on another, your child must be careful visually and guide the moving hands.

    Give a lot of help to stabilize the wobbly turns until your child gets the shot to place the blocks or cups accurately.

    From doing all these activities eventually we could get some positive results in Visual Sensory For Autism. Hope our efforts might bring some good results. 

    So if you like our approach, don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. 

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