As children benefit from manipulative experiences, keyboards are
available that combine hands-on experiences with real life toolsets
and computer software. Two fun examples follow. Children with cognitive
delays may find these options particularly useful.
Easy-Bake Kitchen Keyboard (Hasbro
Easy-Bake Kitchen keyboard fits over most standard Windows®
keyboards. The colorful key-top play set provides a kitchen counter
full of helpful appliances, including a mixer, bowl, measuring cup,
rolling pin, oven dial, cookie cutter, cake decorator and mini-oven.
The cooking utensils on the keyboard control the onscreen action,
making it easy to make, bake, decorate and play! It promotes the
actual use of baking tools. The software lets kids print their final
creations, plus party invitations and real recipes to bake at home!
Tonka Workshop Playset (Hasbro
Tonka Workshop Interactive Playset provides five hands-on
tools including a hammer, saw, and sander. As the child uses his
sander on the keytop, he will see his work come to life on the computer.
Complete hands-on jobs; work on vehicles, rockets, clubhouses and
more. Build structures, vehicles, robots and crazy contraptions
in three workshop areas.