Amazing Chase – Spiral Maze
Active Minds Amazing Chase™ series are a hand-held marble game designed to help improve hand-eye coordination and dexterity. The Spiral Maze is medium difficulty level and a fun product to engage and stimulate people. The objective is simple, tilt the maze board to try and get the ball from one end of the maze to the other as quickly or slowly as you like. The Maze is constructed of lightweight materials and has strong colour contrasts, making the game easy to handle and see for people with dexterity or visual difficulties. The Spiral Maze can engage people of many different abilities and provide hours of entertainment.
Activity is appropriate:
- for children
- for people with mild to moderate dementia
- as an prevention activity
- as an individual activity or activity in pairs
Key product benefits:
- Improves manual skills and coordination around the hand
- Strengthens attention and concentration
- Strenghtens observation, visual perceptions
- Strengthens executive functions: a sense of choice and control
The labyrinth is a simple game with which we sharpen the fine motor skills and eye -hand coordination - the skills we need in carrying out everyday tasks.
- Eye - hand coordination is a complex ability that is used in writing, picking objects, dressing, etc. It includes visual perceptions that align vision with movement or eye (view) and movement of hands or fingers. It is about the eye - visual motor system that is important in all fine motor skills.
- Motor skills are related to the movement of the whole body. Each movement has a certain power, speed, softness, is more or less coherent and precise in the execution of movements. Motor skills are connected both with the language and the linguistic area, with memory as well as with spatial orientation.
- The accuracy of task execution also depends on attention span. Attention plays a key role in almost all mental processes, allows us to follow the conversation, performing activities, to observe nature, listen to music, paint, try good food, etc. If we are more motivated for a particular task and want to do it, our attention will be greater and the observation more precise. If the game is performed in a group, it can encourage some competition and increase motivation.
- Long-term and focused attention to an object, activity, thought, idea or action is called concentration. When we are completely focused on an activity, we take better advantage of our abilities and skills, forget about other concerns, our thoughts are settled and focused only on what we do. At that time, time passes faster and we fall into a sense of timelessness. If the activity is too easy for us, we begin to bore off quickly, if it is too demanding, it causes stress.
- Social activity strengthens and preserves communication and social skills, and promotes positive self-image and sense of competence.
- We actively promote mental processes such as planning, strategic thinking and observation. These are all abilities that can be reduced already in the initial stage of dementia.
For each activity, it has positive effects only when it is not too easy for the person and not too demanding, so it is important to select the appropriate complexity of the activity.
The principle of three keys applies to success:
- Frequency: Activity should be performed sufficiently frequently (recommended 2-3 times a week).
- Duration: more repetitions are needed over a longer period of time (2-3 months).
- Intensity: Intensively enough means that we take an active part in the activity and insist on it for a while (15, 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the individual's ability).
Dimensions: 30cm x 21cm
Manufacturer: Active Minds