Archives: pretend play

Obstacle Course

September 6, 2015 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Obstacle Course | Filed in: Language.

Time: 10 – 15 minutes Materials: furniture Activity: Set up an obstacle course using couch cushions and chairs. Tell your child to go under the table, over the cushion and around the chair. You can expand to include other furniture and more prepositions. Suggested Script: “We are going to play a game. First you have • Read More »

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Using Digital Photos to Teach Language

May 7, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Using Digital Photos to Teach Language | Filed in: Communication, Language, Making Materials.

Children LOVE to see photos of themselves so take pictures and make learning activities! ┬áHere are some ideas: Play Bingo with the students pictures Show part of the photo and try to guess who it is Sort boys/girls Use digital disguises (hat/glasses/jewelry) Delete the eyes and mouth, print, and then use manipulatives to change expressions • Read More »

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The Importance of Pretend Play

February 23, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on The Importance of Pretend Play | Filed in: Language.

Almost everyone comes into the world with the wondrous capacity to imagine and if they don’t, we can teach them. Toddlers use play themes that reflect their home life. During the second year, children begin to act out their imaginings in spontaneous, dramatic play. As language and understanding increase, the actions children copy become more • Read More »

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