Help me give my students the accessible Lakeshore all-around doll house so they can learn how to play house appropriately. The posable family dolls will enable the student to move them the way they move.
My students are curious, creative preschoolers with varying degrees of disabilities and many share the autism diagnosis. Many of the supports I provide revolve around making activities accessible and sensory friendly. Most of my students do not yet have functional language so we use gestures, picture communication and voice output devices. My students must be taught explicitly in a sequence how to play with toys appropriately. When their senses are engaged they engage. The more concrete and the more animated a toy is, the more likely my students will engage and play with it.
My students are learning every day through practice and play-based instruction. The Lakeshore playhouse will enable my students to learn while playing, how activities and behaviors change depending on the room of the house they are in. The students can be explicitly taught sleeping in the bedroom, playing in the family room and cooking in the kitchen. As a new station, the students can practice with supports and eventually play independently.
The Lakeshore posable family toys will help my students connect with the dolls because their arms and legs move like theirs do and with the varied ethnicity the dolls look like they do!
We will be able to demonstrate with the dolls body movement arms up, take a step, give a hug, and look behind you in a concrete manner.
Many students have the need to explore all components of a toy with all their senses. The Lakeshore house, furniture and dolls are made of materials that are easily cleaned and soft to the touch. Most of my students are sensitive to touch or need deep pressure and the dolls and house are durable.
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