Body Parts Identification

Teach Through Apps: Petting Zoo Comments Off on Teach Through Apps: Petting Zoo

Teach Through Apps: Petting Zoo

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Adjectives, Body Parts Identification, Describing Actions, FEATURED, Humor, Tacting, Wh Questions

Age level: Preschool, Early Elementary Description: This funny, unexpected cause and effect app from Fox and Sheep uses A mix of common objects and simple line drawings to provide opportunities for conversation and interaction. Created by Christoph Neimann, Petting Zoo engages young learners in unique ways and gets you laughing along with them. Skills & Modifications: Apps are challenging to modify because you aren’t able to change the  materials contained within the program. For this app, the only modications I make are (1) turn off the music or the volume and (2) I hold the iPad and allow the learner to manipulate the screen. This way I can easily block the learner from touching the screen again if he/she hasn’t yet responded to the questions I asked. Tacting (labelling) nouns, adjectives, and verbs – This is a great tool for practicing the skill of tacting because you can directly relate the new language to what happened when the learner touches the screen, and the screen does not change until the learner touches it again. This allows for time for your learner to respond at his/her own rate. If your learner is highly motivated by the app, touch the screen again to see what happens next acts as reinforcement for...

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Teach Through Toys: Parachutes

Posted by on Jun 15, 2013 in Adjectives, Body Parts Identification, Comparisons, Expressive Language, Manding (Making requests), Quick Responding, Requesting Attention, Song Fill-In, Sorting

I still remember how excited I would be when the teacher brought out a parachute during elementary school. Even now, I can’t exactly identify what it is about a parachute that draws children in, but I have found that it almost always works even for my most difficult to motivate students.

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Teach Through Games: Build A Robot Comments Off on Teach Through Games: Build A Robot

Teach Through Games: Build A Robot

Posted by on Jan 19, 2013 in Accepting Losing Your Turn, Alike and Different, Body Parts Identification, Feature, Function, Sorting

This game contains four puzzles that create robots. Each body part is numbered 1-5 and each robot has a tool (such as a hammer.) There is a spinner with 1-5 and tool as choices. Kids are trying to build their robot the fastest, based on what body part they land on with the spinner each turn.

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Teach Through Games:  Roll & Play Comments Off on Teach Through Games: Roll & Play

Teach Through Games: Roll & Play

Posted by on Dec 16, 2012 in Animal Sounds, Body Parts Identification, Color recognition, Counting, Identifying Emotions, Imitation Skills, Manding (Making requests), Matching, Motor Skills, One-Step Directions, Picture Comprehension, Sorting

In this game, toddlers can roll a giant colored die, then pick up a card that matches the color the die landed on. Each color is a category, such as counting, colors, or animals. For example, if the die lands on green, the child will pick up a green card (category:animals), they will see a picture of a lion, and underneath the picture it will say “ROAR like a lion.”

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