One of the Best Toys Ever - Rory's Story Cubes

I picked these up a few days ago and have been in love with them ever since.

The concept is simple, these are dice with pictures on them.  One set has nouns, the other verbs.  You roll the dice and make up a story based on the pictures that come up.

So far all the kids I know just love this game.  They come with suggested ways to play, but you can easily make up your own rules, which is just as fun.  This simple activity encourages imagination, creativity, cooperation and a greater understanding of how other people think, which is essential to having good relationships with others.  If you choose to act out the pictures on the dice, there is a motor skill component to it as well.

Learning Express carries this game, as well as Amazon (there is a link on this site), the Wooden Horse in Los Gatos, and I'm sure they are available elsewhere.

This is a great example of an interactive, educational game that is fun and engaging.  My kudos to the people who came up with it.

Moira Sullivan

Moira uses a holistic approach that promotes healthy development in the child while honoring and supporting their relationship with their family and the community. A graduate of San Jose State University, she has advanced training in sensory integration, visual perception and visual-motor integration, DIR Floortime, oral motor rehabilitation, strength and endurance training, and myofascial release.