Category: Perceptual Motor

Formboards And Jigsaws.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Formboards (one piece jigsaw puzzles) and jigsaw puzzles with two, four and six parts each to help a child learn shapes, size, color and sorting. Directions for making jigsaw puzzles using 6 inch square pieces of plywood and pictures of various objects. Once the picture shape has been cut out of the square, three squares of the same level (depending on how many pieces the picture is cut into) are glued to firm cardboard. With puzzles with one and two pieces, knobs or dowels are fastened to each piece as handles. After a child has mastered one level of puzzle, the next is presented. Lists materials needed, provides instructions, and discusses activities the boards can be used for. Briefly discusses other types of formboards. Includes photographs and drawings. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: McConkey, R; Jaffee, D TITLE: Making Toys for Handicapped Children: A Guide for Parents and Children REF: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall: p 122-132 NARIC CALL NUMBER: R2827 PAGES (including cover): 12 1983.


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