Play is a child's work.
"Let's play at the water table, color a picture, climb the rock wall, sing "Happy Birthday" to a friend (I wonder what's inside the present box?)...all of these activities (Over 60 topics) and more are waiting to be discovered. Great for play therapy, speech therapy, early intervention, and general play.
This package includes "Real Life to Play" Activities to bridge that cognitive jump from concrete to abstract.
-Six figures - Ten Facade/Room/Setting Printouts - 5 "Real Life to Play" Activities = over 60 ways to play (your imagination is the limit)
These play sets target: pretend play, language practice, and cognitive skills.
There is also a detailed picture book!
(You will need - empty cereal boxes, glue, and a printer)
-Executive function information
-Detailed school facade
-Boy and girl figures
-Water center setting*
-Art center setting with worksheets*
-Playground - Slide/Geo-Dome Climber
-Circle time rug with exercise mats*
-Real life to play activity – “Draw a Person”*
-City and country home facade
-Living room/picture frame*
- Birthday party with piñata*
-Real life to play activity – “Color a Picture”*
*"Real Life to Play" Activities
EARLY CHILDHOOD INFO:
Young children need to explore, but they also need to learn about boundaries and how to follow directions. A balance of free play and structured play is critical in developing the kinds of skills that will make them more flexible, resilient, and persistent. Daily engagement in these critical areas work together to create a “whole child”. Have Fun!
“Start Here!” was created in order to provide access to high quality researched based activities for parents, preschool teachers, and daycare providers.
The first years are a peak period for a toddler/preschooler and it is important to support the six domains of early childhood development.
I created and used these materials in my own career as early intervention practitioner. My aim is that all adults who care and work with children will be empowered by the information and activities. Everyone, when using best practice, can help kids reach their potential.
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Note to parents: these materials are not intended to replace professional evaluation and treatment. If your child is exhibiting any signs of autism spectrum or speech-language delay, they will be best served by being evaluated and treated by a licensed and certified professional