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Making Learning Fun

Play Interaction

Play Interaction

 

Children learn best when they are having fun!  Encouraging your child to take part in a range of different play activities will help them learn skills in social interaction, understanding of language, listening and problem solving.  Children can then use these skills to help them understand and interact with the world around them. 

 

Play Interaction helps to teach positive social skills including:

  • Sharing a space (accepting and tolerating contact with others
  • Turn taking
  • Being able to wait
  • Co-operating
  • Anticipating actions
  • Giving eye contact
  • Listening
  • Attending to task
  • Following and understanding rules for games.
  • Developing language skills.

 

Pre Verbal Children

At home and school we can: 

  • Share their interest.
  • Join your child in their world of play.
  • Follow their lead in play and imitate their actions, vocalisations and playYou can use objects such as: blankets, ribbons, mirrors, feathers, bubbles, cause and effect toys (light, sound or movement) or a favourite toy or object 
  • Encourage eye contact.
  • Build interest by introducing something new gradually.
  • Enjoy and have fun!

 

Verbal Children

At home and school we can teach positive social skills, being able to follow and understand rules of games and develop positive language skills through:

  • Sharing a space (accepting and tolerating contact with others)
  • Turn taking
  • Being able to wait
  • Co-operating
  • Anticipating actions
  • Giving eye contact
  • Listening
  • Attending to task

 

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