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Sturdy Birdy - Roll the dice! Strike a pose! Find the perfect balance!
Reggie the Pigeon dreams of life in the circus as a high wire acrobat. (Sadly, Reggie's flight abilities have never taken off.)
Reggie needs your help to perfect 12 poses to land the high wire balancing, birdseed providing job he's always dreamed of.
To do that players must master 12 unique poses and be the first to make it to the end of the line. Ahh... 12 poses can't be so tough you say. Wait until you add counting spectators, flapping wings and a few choruses of "tweety, tweet, tweet"!
Unlike any other game you’ve ever seen, Sturdy Birdy challenges your child on a physical level while encouraging counting skills, self-esteem and more!
Expect increased balance, coordination, core strength, and lift to the corners of lips.
Fun-filled, quick moving game play
Improves social interaction & self-esteem
Active game play enhances balance, coordination, and core strength
No reading required. Simple counting in game play.
Fun to watch. A riot to play
Easy to follow game rules included
Contains: 12 large Reggie the Pigeon Pose Cards, 12 card stands, 4 seed bags, 2 foam dice
We've played it ourselves. Whether you're 5 or 50, you'll be grinning from beak to beak.
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Identified Special Needs Challenges: ADD/ADHD,
"This toy helps my daughter with mild autism/Aspergers as well as mild ADHD work on her gross motor skills. My daughter has difficulties with coordination of all four limbs at once and I think this is not unusual among kids on the autism spectrum. Because you strike and hold the pose you can work on getting it just like in the picture; it is not like a jumping jack which is all four limbs in motion - and too difficult sometimes, too much like work. We can gently urge her to better match Reggie the pigeon's pose without it seeming like nagging. She doesn't use it any differently than other kids although I would say I cut her some slack on exactly matching the pose. The rules allow you to match up to three poses on a turn; we allow adults to match two poses so as to level the playing field for the kids."
Identified Special Needs Challenges: Apraxia,
Sensory Integration Disorder,
Speech & Language Delay
"A lot of the poses require balancing on one foot, which my daughter can't do. For her, if she can do the pose with both feet on the ground and puts her arms and balances the bean bag where it's supposed to be, she passes. I am hoping that as she gets older, we can add the balancing on one foot part. Throwing the dice helps her cross the midline, setting up the boards on the stands helps with small motor skills, and playing the game helps with her attention span. It's active and fun and turns off the TV. I strongly recommend this game for kids with sensory integration disorders and balance/proprioception challenges."
Identified Special Needs Challenges: Down Syndrome
"The Sturdy Birdy game can be adapted to make it easier. I thought it would be a great game because you need to use core muscles to be able to balance. My grandson really seems to enjoy the game with modifications to fit his abilities. "
Identified Special Needs Challenges: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
"This game is very adaptable for children with shorter attention spans and motor skill involved can be adapted for what the child is able. It is really a fun game to play together and be silly."
Sturdy Birdy is fun and great for motor skills development
We first got this for my twin daughters when they were six. Both liked it quite well. Now they are 8, and one is probably "over" Sturdy Birdy, but the other, who is mildly autistic and struggles with gross motor skills and coordination, still loves it; it is among her top two choices when it's time for a game. Now we've bought it for a niece who is turning five. Sturdy Birdy is a fun way to develop motor skills and balance; the kids don't know they're working on it, but they definitely are. Grandparents in their late 70s like it too as it helps keep balance sharp. You need a reasonable amount of floor space to play this game. We change the rules a bit to make it tougher for grownups.
I purchased this game to use at school with multiple children. They love it and enjoy the fun story that goes along with it. We often work on balance and imitating body movements, so this game was perfect for that. It's just a fun new way to work on those skills.
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