Retro Jacks Game

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About this product


Jacks is a old fashioned game that can help therapeutically in a number of ways. It can be played with others or on your own. The way the game is played is described below:

  1. Scatter the jacks onto the playing surface. ...
  2. Toss the ball into the air. ...
  3. Pick up a single jack. ...
  4. Let the ball bounce once and catch it. ...
  5. Throw the ball again and pick up a single jack. ...
  6. Move on to the next player after a foul. ...
  7. Continue on to the next rounds, picking up two jacks in one throw...then three jacks in the next round...
  8. Pick up where you left off after each turn.

Gross motor skills are used as well as fine motor skills in picking up the jacks with your hand. There are increasing levels of difficulty in picking up additional jacks as skills improve. Visual tracking is required to work out the location of the jacks and cognitive skills are employed in deciding the most sensible order to pick them up in a limited time. Turn taking if the game is played with others is another skill to learn. There is definitely room to learn new skills and demonstrate improvement in co-ordination, hand movements, grasping, throwing and catching, counting and perseverance in playing Jacks.

The retro Jacks set come in an attractive box. Each set contains a labelled calico bag with two balls and the metal jacks. All the contents can be stored in the bag. The bag is transportable and can be taken anywhere.