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Kids can learn and practice important visual-spatial relationships by creating and matching images as quickly as possible. Each level adds difficulty in construction, spatial relationship, or time, but challenge ramps up appropriately, and kids can keep trying until they get it right. Dexteria VMI Visual Motor-Integration Skills is full of appealing practice that's meant to boost eye-hand coordination, visual discrimination, visual motor planning, and visual memory.
Ease of Play
Users easily click and drag items to create and select matching shapes.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
The games are fun and challenging, even for older users, and the skills kids practice can help with other activities. Once kids learn the process of creating or matching objects, the difficulty appropriately matches the tasks. There are audio cues to help distinguish a successful match, engaging multiple sensory areas. Kids of all ages, preschool through high school, will find the graphics and patterns visually appealing and appropriate. The method of measuring time isn't anxiety-provoking, and kids can try as many times as necessary. The only major drawback is that it's really designed for a single user, so parents can't record data for multiple kids. Aside from that, this tool makes this type of visual-motor practice appealing and challenging.
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