Category: Sensory Integration Equipment General

Handy Clown.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Toy designed to encourage children to reach out and explore with their hands, and to develop their ability to grasp objects. Describes a clown face toy made with two pieces of white plywood or particle board bracketed together so that one forms a stand for the other. A clown face is created on the upright board, using various different materials for tactile stimulation (felt, sandpaper, plastic, sheepskin). The nose is made so that it can light up and buzz when the parent triggers it. Various objects can be fastened to the nose with elastic cord; the child is meant to reach for and grasp the attached object. Includes list of materials needed, instructions for making the toy, drawings and photographs. Discusses uses of the toy. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. Electronics. AUTHOR: McConkey, R; Jeffree, D TITLE: Making Toys for Handicapped Children: A Guide for Parents and Teachers REF: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall: p 57-71 NARIC CALL NUMBER: R1616 PAGES (including cover): 16 1981.


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