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Discovery Putty- Animal Rescue

(Firm Resistance)


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The Putty With Animal Pieces!

Discovery Putty is the playful way to strengthen hands and improve fine motor planning. Stretch, mold and pull this therapy putty until you find all hidden objects--and then hide the pieces all over again! Animal Rescue play putty features  bear, bee, snail, deer, owl, alligator, bunny, monkey, horse, whale, sheep, elephant, frog, ladybug, butterfly all hidden in brown putty (firm resistance).

  • High quality professional putty
  • Supports speech and color recognition
  • Free of gluten, casein, latex and soy
  • Age 4+

Getting Started

Use with adult supervision. Winner of Dr. Toy's 2014 Best Vacation Products Award. For more sensory therapy see our science-friendly Putty Elements and color-changing Emotions Putty.

Please note: The quantity and type of hidden pieces may vary.

Item # SP5042
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  • Love love love this putty! It's engaging, regulating, strengthening and fun all in one! Use the hidden pieces for language development, social skills or imaginative play. Who ever thought putty could do so much? A must have for every house, school and gym! -Estee Saks, MS, OTR/L at Fun and Function
  • Contains 4 oz. putty

    Made from silicone

    Safety-tested CPSIA Compliant

    Not for Mouthing or Chewing

    Removes easily from clothing with use of alcohol

  • Love this putty
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    My students love this putty. It is great for them to use while in counseling sessions and when they are upset. The putty is a little firm, so works well for my 2-8 grade students
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    Anne Marie
    School social worker
    it was fine
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    fun finger strengthening
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    My students really enjoy this product.
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    Discovery Putty- Animal Rescue
    My students love this item
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    Marilyn A
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    child loves it
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    the pieces inside included 2 whales, 2 fish and 2 giraffes. not happy that there was also 3 bears, all very small and FULL of glitter. glitter is not necessary and would bother my kiddo that there was something in the putty - not just brown. also, who wants that on their hands? there was also a glittered, frog head instead of a frog. didn't get a dog, rooster, bee or turtle. did find a cute owl. all together there was 15 pieces but not an assortment. also, not enough putty for all the pieces - but didn't try because tried out the transportation putty and didn't want the putty sticking to the pieces - especially getting glitter in it Fun and Function response: Check out the story tab which says: the quantity and type of hidden pieces may vary. There should not be glitter in the putty - please contact us so that we can arrange a replacement for you.
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    • Developmental Needs:
    • Cognitive delay
    • Developmental delay
    • Easily frustrated
    • Learning disability
    • Sensory processing
    My kids love this!
    My kids love playing with the discovery putty. they can spend hours pulling out all the pieces, lining them up nicely and then hiding them all in there again. Rayzel, Mom
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    The BEST!
    Discovery Putty is the best....THE BEST! Kids at my gym LOVE it and don't even understand that they are working on SO many occupational therapy goals when playing with it. I've spent my career hiding things in theraputty to work on increasing grasp strength. Kids got bored pretty quickly with the coins I would stick in the putty. When I found Discovery Putty things changed. Kids love looking through the putty to find the different treats or animals hidden inside. In addition to working on increasing grasp strength and fine motor skills, Discovery Putty works on improving bilateral coordination skills, focus and attention and language skills (identifying what they have discovered in the putty).
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    Meghan Corridan, OTR/L
    So Many Uses!
    "I have used the traditional putty with my preschool children for awhile with beads, pennies, etc, but it quickly grew tiresome both for me and my kids. When I saw these Discovery Putty products, I was so excited and immediately bought. I have been brainstorming since then on different skills that could be worked on. Obviously, fine motor strength, pincer grasp, bilateral hand use, use with chopsticks for added challenge, as well as playing with this on their belly to increase strength in the shoulders. I also want to work on visually scanning and discrimination by making flash cards with each object's picture so they have to search, find, and match each item appropriately!! I am so very excited to incorporate these products in my treatments!!" Kendra, Occupational Therapist
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    A Must-Have in our house
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    My daughter loves searching for things in putty. With this, once she finds all the animals, she rolls the putty out and makes pathways for them to walk on and caves for them to hide in. This is the most imaginative play I've ever seen her use AND she's working on her fine motor skills.
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    Good for autistic kids
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    My son likes it. He plays and have fun!!! I love it.
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    Great Tool for the Therapeutic Tool Box
    A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of speaking with Fun and Function founder, Aviva Weiss. Aviva is an OT by trade, mom of many, and now a successful entrepraneur. Fun and Function is a great resource for therapists, teachers and consumers for sensory activities and materials. She also made it clear, that as a company, she is always looking to the consumers of the Fun and Function products to provide insight to use and feedback. So after she sent me a free package of Discovery Putty for taking the time to speak with her, I only thought it appropriate to provide a review. I have now been using Discovery PuttyAnimal Rescue daily, within my school based therapy sessions. The putty is brown, and looks like melted Tootsie Rolls. I had to stop myself (and some of my students) from putting it in the mouth because it looks so good. But after I found self control, I am finding it to be a very useful product. The putty itself is a firm, therapeutic putty. Contained with it, is a set of 15 small (choking hazard size) plastic animals. So under close supervision do I use this product. I have been able to engage students preschool through 5th grade, easily. There is something about searching for things in a firm, smooth, but sticky substance. I have incorporated basic math and language concepts into the activities to support the child's IEP goals. For example, using a number board 1-15, the students must develop 1 to 1 correspondence, counting left to right how many they found, how many are left, etc. With a visual aid, Boardmaker pictures, the children can "tell me" what they found, by either pointing only to the picture or creating a sentence "Look, I found a___." I have also photocopied the animals so the students have to work on visual matching skills. And I have made a letter sound board for students to identify first, middle or end sounds to the items they find. There is quite a variety that can be done with a container of therapy putty and a bunch of chotchkies. For $12.99, it doesn't break the bank. However, I found it disappointing that there was only another Discovery Putty Grab the Goodies with food items, which would not fit my students' needs because of mouthing tendencies. I did contact Ms. Weiss and hope that maybe we will see more varieties of theme based add-ons to the putty in the future. I know I have been putty beads and paper clips into my therapeutic putty for years, but now there is a simple grab and go product that can easily be added to your tool box.
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    OT Mommy
  • Answered Questions
    Where is this putty made? What are the ingredients?
    How do you get this off clothes?
    How can I remove the putty from clothes?
    What is the best way?
    Thank you for the tips
    Is it gluten free?
    Seems to me the treasures looking like edible treats would lead to kids putting them in their mouths???
    What are the different resistances helpful in? How do I decide which type of resistance to choose?

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