In the game “Walks” the student can improve gross motor planning and eye-hand co-ordination skills. The child becomes the Farmer avatar who walks along a path that has specific shapes they engage with according to the assigned task. There are horizontal, vertical, or diagonal paths which begin with a basic line and advance to more challenging forms including back, front, top, bottom, right, left, etc. The Farmer has to move along the path and pick up carrots avoiding collisions on the boundaries.
The teacher/therapist can adjust the difficulty level by enabling the appearance of obstacles in the form of snakes and worms. They can also change the width of the path increasing or decreasing the challenge according to student skill. This game invites students to simultaneously combine several skills including attention, the ability to coordinate hand movements and react quickly to avoid obstacles when needed. At the end of each game, the players have the opportunity to check their mistakes and try to do better, improving these skills gradually.
Are you ready to pick up carrots?
Disable/enable background music.
Disable/enable sound effects.
I CAN understand that there are sounds when my farmer is collecting a carrot.
Adjust the path for the farmer to walk on.
I CAN walk my character without him falling into the mud pile.
I CAN walk the character on the smallest path
I CAN walk the farmer with my left hand.
Time to remain stable to select a carrot.
Reduce the time if the child shows arm stability.
I CAN hold my right hand still for 3 seconds to select the character.
Enable/disable snakes and worms in order to improve motor planning.
I CAN anticipate the obstacles and avoid colliding with them.
I CAN notice the objects on the path. I CAN keep my hand steady to select an object.
Time to organize a motor planning strategy.
Disable this if the student feels pressure.
I CAN organize a motor planning strategy under the pressure of time.
Click to select levels, unclick to unselect certain paths.
I CAN exercise my hand’s movement vertically, horizontally and diagonally.
I CAN move my farmer on 3 different paths without him falling into the mud.
Pie chart data
The Level of the game is shown on the left and Time is on the right.
2 – 4: 2 carrots collected and 4 crashes.
The selected settings show whether the task is more or less challenging for the students.
Teachers can monitor the Time that the student spent on each session.
Graph data This shows the trace of the hand movement during a session.
Teachers can compare the stability of themovement to monitor the progress of the students.