--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To assist children and adults with fine motor and grasping difficulties participate in a card game by using a phone book to hold the card.
MATERIALS USED: phone book, sharp knife or small saw, masking tape, playing cars
1. Cut the phone book about 1 ½ inches away from the spine. Discard the loose pages and keep the section that is still connected to the spine.
2. Apply masking tape to the ends of this piece to keep the pages together.
3. Place cards in between pages.
Ways to Adapt this Activity
A phone book cardholder could be used to hold picture communication symbols. A hairbrush could also be used to hold cards.
Author: Tots-n-Tech, Ideas to Share, contributed by Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT), Philadelphia, Pa.