My students are all special needs students who attend a Title I, low income school, in a self-contained special education classroom. They are five to seven years old and are academically, socially, emotionally, and/or physically behind their same age peers.
Most of my students receive services for gross and fine motor skills and speech outside the classroom and receive extra support in the classroom for social, emotional, life, and academic skills.
They are exposed to the curriculum at a slower pace than their same age peers and still struggle at times to learn. However, despite their struggles, they never give up!
These materials are open-ended building materials for my students to build and create with! My students will love building and creating with all of these different toys. These toys are also good for calming down and helping students regulate. They also encourage problem-solving.
My students can work on sorting, patterns, counting, colors, cooperation with other peers, 1:1 correspondence and so much more!
With play, learning happens so much faster than in type tote learning sessions. Learning through play also encourages positive social skills building which will help my students throughout their entire lives. Learning to play and playing to learn!
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