PUFF PASTRIES GAME OF ORAL MOTOR SKILLS
HABA Germany | 4 years & up
You're hosting the best birthday party ever and word's got out about your famous dessert table - but wait! Everyone in line for a piece of those delectable treats has their own personal preference, so you'd need to refer to the round cards on the table to help you hand out the right dessert to the right guest!
A fun and easy-to-understand game specially designed to develop oral motor skills around the lips and mouth, thereby enhancing language development in a fun and engaging way. Players take turns picking a token from the pile to determine exactly where they should guide their ball to rest on the dessert table game board - but no hands allowed! This is to be done using only your breath; and just to be safe, both hands have to be placed behind your backs at all time!
Through continuous game play, players learn to control the length and force of their breaths when trying to reach different parts of the game board, therefore slowly developing a natural instinct when trying to ratio their breath strength to their own visual estimation. Buy the fun doesn't stop there. Turn things up a notch by constantly rotating between the wooden and cork ball provided. The different material (and hence different forces of breath needed for the same distance) will train players to be more sensitive to the varying weights, as such further developing a better control of their own breathing when attempting to push the ball to the right spot. (Click here for full game instructions in English [Page 9].)
• Oral motor skills
• Lungs and diaphragm strength
• Speech skills
• Visual estimation
• Group/family bonding
An excellent early intervention aid for symptoms of underdeveloped oral motor functions. For younger players, this versatile game can even be undertaken independently and without rules for less stressful fun; i.e. simply encouraging players to blow the ball to a specific hole and collecting a corresponding round token whenever they manage to land the ball in a spot. Add a sense of satisfaction to this activity by pushing them to collect 3 (or whatever number, depending on the age and skill of the child) of the same dessert tokens.
1 - 4 players | Set includes: 1dessert table game board, 5 cream meringue pieces, 1 cork ball, 1 wooden ball, 25 round cards (illustrated with guests and their different favourite desserts), 1 set of game instructions
|Awards||Good Design Award (USA)|
|Dimension||11.6 x 4.3 x 18 cm|
|Age||4 YEARS & UP|