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Teaching Basic Concepts in Preschool Special Education
My students need puzzles & hands-on activities to learn their colors and shapes; they need different types of letters, such as magnetic letters and puzzles to learn ABCs.
My students are working hard on learning their letters, how to count, identifying colors and shapes! Although they have disabilities, I do not let that get in the way of teaching them as much as possible. Learning these basic concepts will help them for the rest of their lives.
My students range in age from 3 to 5 years old and they have a variety of different disabilities, from developmental delays to Autism to Cerebral Palsy.
With these disabilities, I have to figure out different ways to teach them basic skills, such as how to count, their ABCs, shapes and colors. They learn in different ways and need a variety of experiences to help them remember what they learn.
Hands-on experience, such as with magnetic letters and puzzles, give them something concrete to associate with a concept, such as counting. My school has a wonderful preschool program that welcomes all students and I am trying to help my students with disabilities learn as much as they can at a young age so they don't fall behind their same-age peers.
With these items, my students will get the chance to explore numbers, letters, colors and shapes in different ways in my classroom. They love doing puzzles, so they will enjoy doing these shape and color puzzles while also learning.
With the magnetic letters and numbers, I will be able to work with them on the magnetic boards. We can practice spelling their names and work on counting and identifying numbers.
Some of the activities will use their sorting skills, by sorting colors and shapes, an important skill to learn in addition to learning basic colors and shapes.
These items will help enrich my classroom in areas of basic knowledge that my students need to learn.
Once they learn their letters, numbers, shapes and colors, they will be able to continue to learn more challenging concepts throughout their years in school and into their adulthood.
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