Learning Games

Activities for Kids: Chemistry

If you want to give something to your kids, give them science.  Science teaches us about the way things work, and many science activities are hands-on and exciting.  Get your children away from the TV set this summer with these chemistry activities for kids.

Activities for Kids: Activities for Nonverbal Children

Communication is key for all relationships, and the lack of speech can hinder the way children interact with their peers and caregivers.  Being nonverbal is often associated with autism, although this condition can occur in children with other special needs.  Finding adaptive ways to communicate and play with your nonverbal children can help possibly stimulate speech or facilitate cognitive growth.

Activities for Special Needs Children: Social and Emotional Skills

Social skills needed for peer relationships are not always taught, and children with special needs do not always pick up these skills on their own.  Understanding emotions is important for an individual and for learning how to interact in peer groups.  Focus on some activities for special needs children that focus on social and emotional skills.

Five Ways to Help Students with Special Needs

Learning disabilities impact the way children are able to process and understand information; they are neurological disorders that might manifest themselves as difficulty listening, thinking, writing, speaking, spelling, or doing mathematical calculations.

Activities for Kids: Vocabulary Games

Vocabulary is the pronunciation and meaning of words, and it involves both oral and reading skills.  Learning vocabulary is one of a child’s early literacy skills, and vocabulary games can give kids the tools to communicate and read.  Try some of these activities for kids to teach vocabulary to your children.

Activities of Daily Living for Special Needs Children

Many parents for special needs children know the term “activities of daily living,” also referred to as ADL.  These activities are the basic tasks of everyday life, and they include tasks such as eating, bathing, clothing, and toileting.  For most children, these tasks are learned relatively easily and become a part of a daily routine.  For children with special needs, these tasks might be more difficult and might require constant reminding or rewards for completing the activities of daily living.

Sensory Boards for Special Needs

Sensory processing disorders cause children to have a distorted sense of their surroundings, which often interrupts their learning and exploration of their world.  Sensory integration is our brain’s ability to interpret and respond to sensory information, and those with sensory processing disorder often have difficulty integrating and responding to this information.

May Flowers

To continue the theme from last month, “April showers bring May Flowers” I would like to present three flower themed ideas for your family to enjoy. Spring weather doesn’t always cooperate so kids can spend a rainy afternoon making flowers for a Mother’s day gift. If they are more interested in science they may enjoy making a white carnation turn colors.

Gross Motor Skill Activities

Gross Motor Skill Activities for Special Needs Children

Tactile and Sensory Activities

Tactile and Sensory Activities for Special Needs Children