This addicting toy presents quite a challenge. The two colored, 13-in. plastic figure 8, opens and closes to form an infinity looping track. When opened and closed with smooth appropriately timed movements, a ball placed in the track will keep on rolling. How long can you loop? Facilitates upper extremity stability, quick reflexes, concentration, balance, visual tracking and a good time!
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The Infinity Loop: Why and How To Use It?
What is the infinity loop and how can we use it with our children?
- As you can see to the right, the inifinity loop is a continuous track that can be used to help your children with midline crossing.
- Start in the middle and drag your finger up, around, down, across the middle, then up, around and back. Try not to lift your finger the whole time.
- Crossing mildine is so important in establishing a hand domaince, fine motor activities, reading, copying, wrting, and almost everything in everyday life!
You can make the infinity loop activity as simple as tracing on paper or as elaborate as driving a toy car through one on the floor.
1. Draw rainbow loops: Draw a large Infinity Loop on paper and have your child trace it over and over again using different colored markers, crayons or pencils! Start in the middle and move around the loop without lifting pencil or marker.
2. Stand up: Use your write and wipe board to draw a really large infinity loop. Standing in front of the board, your child now has to trace the loop with large motor movements. Try drawing one, then ask the student to draw one just outside your lines. Next, use a small eraser as a reason to trace the lines again.
3. Use tape to make an infinity loop on the floor, as large as you can. You can use this as part of an obstacle course and have your child walk on it, or drive a toy car or truck over it.
4. For a more sensory experience, have your child draw an infinity loop in sand or salt. Place a colored paper underneath it so they have a visual as they trace.
5. Can you and your child make an infinity loop out of play dough or putty?
As you complete your infinity loop, have your child do it in reverse; Remember to practice with both hands and do it in the vertical and diagonal positions as well!
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What is TRACE-THE-8's?
Graduated &Laminated Infinity loops! A fun and engaging activity designed to be used with children or adults. It works on ocular-motor skills, midline crossing, laterality, eye-hand coordination and brain integration. This classic therapeutic activity has been totally re-imagined, wildly expanding its therapeutic range!
Set includes: 10 fully laminated charts of increasing complexity, 2 dry erase markers and an eraser. Charts are meant to be used in a variety of ways and in various positions and orientations. Also comes with an Info Sheet outlining how to use, skills addressed, suggested variations, care and maintenance.
The most basic pattern of tracing starts with the marker at the center point of the smallest figure, moving up and to the left, following along until the entire figure 8 has been traced. Continue working, one by one, out until the largest figure 8 is traced. It is intended to be done slowly, fluidly and with a fair amount of accuracy. If needed start the tracing with only a finger.
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