Hatchimals are a popular line of children’s toys. There are many different lines, and some come with books and backstories. Many of my clients have collections of Hatchimals and follow the various YouTubers who create content about the toys.
A lot of kids have previously brought their Hatchimals into my office, or have shown me their Hatchimals during online scavenger hunts with telehealth. I recently found an online flash game based on these toys and thought I would try it out in a telehealth session. (If that website gives you trouble, you can also play here!)
The easiest way to demonstrate this game was with a video walkthrough, so here’s how you can play this game, along with some tips for incorporating your client’s treatment goals and making the activity therapeutic:
So, there you have it: Hatchimals are both therapeutic and available for telehealth interventions! What other toys have your clients brought to sessions that could be incorporated into their needs and treatment goals?