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Over 160 things to talk about!
Have a late talker? Need to increase vocabulary? Play Start Here's "Animal Fun" Language Expander.
Five spinners, four player cards per spinner, eight targeted topics per player card = over 160 topics to talk about. (not counting storytelling!)
The game spans developmental levels from toddler to kindergarten.
Learners start off talking about colors, shapes and common animals and progress to storytelling. This game also allows for learners to use a spinner and isolate pointer finger.
This download includes:
-Executive function Information.
-Three ways-to-play instructions.
-Multi-Level language topics and data sheet.
-Pack One – two spinners and nine player cards.
-Pack Two – three spinners and 12 player cards.
-Expansion Pack – one quadrant spinner and four player cards.
-How to assemble “Pie-Tin Game” spinners. (optional)
This speech and language game targets:
-Prepositions: in, beside, under, on top, in front, behind.
-Comparisons – big and little.
-Patterns and textures – stripe, wood grain, diamond, check, water, grainy.
-Color - basic to varied. (example, the bird has light blue wings and it is on top of a red square).
-Time of day/weather – daytime, nighttime, stormy, snowy.
-Position - left and right.
-Numbers and Counting.
-Inference skills – picture clues.
-Introduction to S.T.E.M. - “Quadrants” (Use expansion pack).
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