This game is great for children with autism , learning difficulties or speech delay. It can be used to help teach numbers and maths, as well as encouraging communication through coordination and social interaction.
This listing is for a Teddy Bears Picnic Game aimed at teaching children to count, as well as to do basic sums. You will receive a PDF document ready to print the following pieces: 6 x question prompt cards, 60 counters (10 x teddies, 10 x cakes, 10 x cookies, 10 x sandwiches, 10 x ice creams, 10 x oranges), 35 x number cards and 5 x maths symbol cards.
The Idea of the game is simple... lay so many of each object onto a blanket and ask the child (using the prompt cards) to count how many of each item there are. The child can then find the correct number card and put it onto the prompt card. You can also use the maths symbols to help the child to practice basic sums using the counters and number cards.
Ideally, the cards and teddies or food pieces would be laminated before cutting out. I also put velcro on the question cards and numbers. For the picnic blanket I usally use a piece of waterproof fabric in a check pattern. The waterproof part I find helpful as I often use real food with this game as an extra means of motivation (e.g., counting with sweets/grapes). Really though, any fabric could be used for the blanket.
This listing is for a PDF copy of this counting game. Note: The preview file is watermarked with "SENtoys" - the file your receive upon purchase will not contain this watermark.
All of my items are learning aids that I have created myself based on autistic children being visual learners. Most children learn and practice skills through play, but a child with autism will need practice and prompting to do so. All of the games that I design are meant for the child to use with the help of an adult. There are lots of wonderful resources to help children develop but children with autism can find the colors and quantity of objects too overwhelming and many do not know what to do with it all, for this reason the games are kept simple and information is presented clearly and visually.
Please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
SENtoys Teddies Picnis Counting Game by Gemma and Kerry Hutchinson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License