Lumi-Niter Disc Kit

Promoted Skills

Product Description

The Lumi-Niter Disc Kit includes a flying disc that can soar through the air, but it stands out with its bright colors and ability to glow in the dark. Each flying disc features a bright color--the Discs can be purchased in raspberry, yellow, green, orange, or white—that can make it more visible to the human eye. When the lights start to dim, visibility can brighten up using the 4 glow stick slots on every disk. Just crack the glowsticks to activate them and slip them into the slots to watch it streak across the night sky. Included in the Lumi-Niter Disc Kit are 16 glow sticks: 4 red, 4 blue, 4 green, and 4 yellow. Each glow stick glows for over 6 hours.

Physical 4

Skills

  • The flick of the wrist associated with throwing flying discs like the Lumi-Niter can exercise and improve wrist rotation and range of motion through repeated use.
  • The Lumi-Niter disc can incorporate fine motor skills into playtime. This can be anything from the hand grasp of catching the flying disc to the finger functionality of placing the glowsticks into the disc’s slots.
  • Gross motor skills like arm extension are exercised as children throw the disc. In addition to that, transferring and two handed play is used as children pass the disc from their catching to throwing hand.

Play Ideas

  • Use a t-shirt or other flat surface to place on the ground to act as a target. Try and throw the Luminiter disc from a distance and see who can get closest to the target.
  • Who can throw the disc the farthest? This is a great workout for gross motor skills and strength.
  • Grab small balls—from as small as marbles to as large as tennis balls—and flip the disc over. Use it as a container for a relay race, as children must transfer the disc to a friend without letting the balls fall out. The larger the ball, the greater the challenge.

Sensory 4

Skills

  • With the brightly colored discs and the slots for glowsticks to go into it, the Lumi-Niter can be used to help kids practice visual tracking. As the disc is thrown, children can track the disc with both their heads and eyes along its spinning path across the sky.
  • As children work on catching the Lumi-Niter, they are combining their senses of sight and touch in what is called eye-hand coordination.
  • The sense of touch can be brought into playtime with the Lumi-Niter. As the flying disc is thrown hardly or softly, children are adjusting to the different sensations upon their palms.

Play Ideas

  • This is a game played with two or more people. The game is similar to a game of catch, but the thrower of the Lumi-Niter calls out which hand the recipient has to catch the flying disc in, or maybe the thrower will tell them not to catch it at all!
  • Use the Lumi-Niter for an ancient themed scavenger hunt of epic proportions. With its circular shape, the Lumi-Niter looks just like an ancient plate, wheel or shield, but some of its pieces got lost along the way! Children will have to search the entire house to find the 4 glowsticks that fit in the slots to make it whole once again. Turn the lights off to let the pieces really glow to let children have an easier time finding them.

Social/Emotional 3

Skills

  • Playing catch with one or more people can improve social skills as children learn to play with one another within the rules of the game.
  • With there being so many ways to throw and play with a Frisbee, the toy can adapt to the skill level of the child and evolve its style of play as children become more proficient with the play product.
  • When children successfully learn how to throw the Frisbee, they can experience the sense of a success that will give them confidence in other areas of life. If they could learn to throw a frisbee after many tries, maybe long division won't be as hard as they thought?

Play Ideas

  • Put in the glowsticks and pretend the Lumi-Niter Disc is a campfire. Grab sleeping bags and read campfire stories from the comfort of your own home.
  • Get a timer and a couple groups of two kids. Give each pair of kids two minutes to complete as many throws between one another as possible. When time is up, count how many throws they made, and see if the other pairs can complete more throws than the highest count.

Developmental Processes Promoted

Additional Details

Approximate Price:
$17.99
Age Range:
7+

AblePlay Rating

Lumi-Niter Disc Kit

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

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