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Fun Games for Autistic Children

Motor Skill Development and Games
Motor Skill Development and Games

Most children with autism struggle with gross motor development. This is the reason why games are an excellent way to improve skills. They even have loads of fun together.  Read onto know some of the fun activities for autistic children.

Kickball
Kickball

The act of kicking a ball with one foot and running between the bases offer gross motor involvement. This is a good option for children wanting to develop their motor skills.

Family Dance Party
Family Dance Party

Have family get together, where you can involve your entire family in the fun and improve your child’s motor skills. Select music that your child loves and keep rules like when the music stops, they have to freeze.  If they do not freeze then they are out. Your child is sure to enjoy such games.

Musical Chairs
Musical Chairs

Musical chairs another fun game; where the gross motor skills and social skills are improved. Children with autism would really love this game.

Magnetic Fishing Game
Magnetic Fishing Game

Another great way to improve fine and gross motor skills is to play magnetic fishing game. All you need to do is use a bit of creativity by attaching magnets to the fish shaped toys. Attach a magnet to the rod and give the rod to the autistic child. This would develop their gross motor skills as they angle the fishing rod to catch toy fishes. Lining up the magnetic fish toys after catching them would work on their fine motor skills.

Foosball
Foosball

Football or table soccer also called foosball is another activity that would improve the fine and gross motor skills. This game helps to improve the hand-eye coordination as well.

Bead Stringing
Bead Stringing

This is an excellent way to work on the fine motor skills. Since kids have to pick the beads and place it in the string; here is where they develop the motor skills. Make it as a race, where they can compete with other autistic children.

In addition to these games, there are many other toys for autistic children. Incorporate these toys into your child’s playtime. This can improve everything from social skills to motor development.

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