Spatial understanding and awareness games

Children with dyspraxia/DCD often find team sports particularly challenging. Apart from the physical difficulty of manipulating equipment such as a bat, having a good aim or catching or kicking a ball, their difficulties often result in: a struggle of constantly observing their surroundings, reacting quickly to the changing environment, maneuvering themselves around others and the pitch, and many more.

These game ideas can be more fun and helpful for kids with Dyspraxia rather than causing stress or anxiety.

1. Zigsaws

2. Block building (e.g. Lego)

3. Mazes

4. Matching games (will help reading comprehensions later in life)

5. Drawing / painting / dot-to-dot

6. ‘Simon Says’ with directions to turn right/left/stop at the door etc.

7. Make 3D models

8. Descriptive games – which hand is the ball in?

9. Jump into a hoop or circle?

10. Which item is furthest?