Froggy Boogie

Promoted Skills

Product Description

A bright, colorful and whimsical memory game with pieces constructed of sustainable wood. Players’ baby frogs take turns hopping around the pond on lily pads by identifying and remembering the removable adult froggy eyes that are blank underneath. If the eye that is turned over has a baby frog on it, the player is then “frozen” in place on his / her lily pad until the next round of play. The game lends itself to a variety of modifications for all levels of play.

Communicative 4

Skills

  • Froggy Boogie promotes peer interaction by players discussing game rules and identifying whose turn it is.
  • Froggy Boogie promotes players expressive language by identifying the colors on the dice and to each other, as well as the adult frogs from where they selecting eyes.
  • Froggy Boogie promotes player cooperation by helping others remember where the blank froggy eyes can be found.

Play Ideas

  • To promote expressive language, players will verbalize the colors of the adult frogs from which they select and say, “I’ve been spotted” if they select an eye with a frog. For non-verbal players, they can use their communication tool or colored cards to identify the adult frogs color and eye underside.
  • To encourage language development, facilitator will place one sight word under each adult frog, each time a player rolls they must read the sight word before selecting an eye.
  • To promote player cooperation, players will pair up to encourage discussion on what moves to make during their turn.

Adaptation Ideas

  • Utilize two-player team approach to share the work of memorizing of “blank eyes” versus “baby froggy eyes” locations or with matching of dice and adult froggy colors.

Social/Emotional 4

Skills

  • Froggy Boogie develops turn taking familiarization through dice rolls and game piece movement around the “pond”.
  • Froggy Boogie develops patience while each player waits for others to complete their turn.
  • Froggy Boogie develops appropriate game etiquette and social skills by players encouraging one another while selecting eyes, asking for the dice.

Play Ideas

  • To promote cooperation skills, players will work together to move all five frogs around the pond without being “spotted” more than 8 times. If all the frogs make their way around the lily pads without being seen more than 8 times, everyone wins. To increase the difficulty level, decrease the amount of times they can be spotted.
  • To promote turn taking development, create a bowling game on a flat surface, utilizing the frog faces and eyes as pins and the ball. Players will set up the eyes as the bowling pins in a 4, 3, 2, 1 formation. Players will have two attempts to slide the frog face and knock down all the “pins”.
  • To encourage group cooperation and imagination, players will make their best frog sound while hoping to each lily pad and stick their tongue out when they have been spotted.

Adaptation Ideas

  • Reduce the number of baby froggy “eyes” to increase success rate and frustration tolerance as player’s memory skills and comfort with the game increase over time.
  • Permit a lily pad jump for “baby froggy eyes”, and two jumps for “blank eyes” and increase the number of laps around the pond for a winning round, thereby promoting player’s feelings success (and reducing anxiety levels) by constantly moving forward on the playing field.

Physical 3

Skills

  • Froggy Boogie develops motor planning and eye-hand coordination as player has to move and place baby froggy onto lily pads surrounding adult froggies.
  • Froggy Boogie strengthens pinscher grasp and wrists rotation as the player must remove and turn over froggy eye to reveal underside.
  • Froggy Boogie engages contralateral (arm cross-body) movement as the player moves the baby froggy piece around the pond.

Play Ideas

  • To develop motor planning skills, set-up gameplay on the floor to create a large playing area that will encourage players to walk from one lily pad to the next. Facilitator may also replace lily pads with couch cushions to enhance play and moderate tactile input.
  • To strengthen pincer grasp, player will attempt to stack four adult frogs on top of each other, by placing one finger in each hole. To increase the challenge, player may attempt to place the eyes on the fourth frog.
  • To develop hand-eye coordination, the player will slide one lily pad piece on the floor a few feet in front of them. Next, the player will slide three frog faces and try to get them as close to the lily pad as possible.  This can be played with multiple players or individually.

Adaptation Ideas

  • The lily pads can be aligned in a straight line rather than in a circle to reduce need for extended reach across adult froggies.
  • Place lily pads and frogs on sticky mat in order to reduce slippage as pieces are moved and replaced.
  • Limit the number of lily pads and / or adult froggies on the underside for reduced number of movements and a shorter game duration.

Developmental Processes Promoted

Additional Details

Approximate Price:
$29.95
Age Range:
4+
Washability:
Easy

AblePlay Rating

Froggy Boogie

Developmental Skill Rating (1-5)
Physical 3
Sensory 4
Communicative 4
Cognitive 4
Social/Emotional 4

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