Back to the Basics: Using Common Toys to Facilitate Rich Language Learning

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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

This presentation will provide a variety of fresh ways to play with simple, common toys in the classroom and home environments of preschoolers as well as children birth to three of all language levels. Examples of differentiated play will be shown with each specific toy. Evidence based practices addressed will include video modeling as well as visual supports/task strips. Play schemas will be modeled and videos will be shared. Additionally, participants will be encouraged to provide ideas and have opportunities to communicate with others attending the workshop.

Learner objectives

Begin to differentiate play schemas in order to facilitate most functional language learning.

Apply learning of play strategies to future practices.

Examine data collection during play practices.

Intended audience
Administrator, Early Childhood Special and General Educator, Early Intervention Personnel, Family Educator, Family Member, Occupational Therapist/Physical Therapist, Psychologist, Social Worker, Speech/Language Therapist, Teacher Assistant
Contact hours
Gateways training stage
Training topic area
Interactions with Children, Observation, Evaluation & Documentation
Gateways to Opportunity content area
Interactions, Relationships and Environments