Special Needs Programs | These are some ideas on using objects and hands-on activities while helping ESL learners read. I like the exercise where kids find objects that fit a given descriptive word, which could be a good sensory activity for other special needs kids as well.

Special Needs Programs | These are some ideas on using objects and hands-on activities while helping ESL learners read. I like the exercise where kids find objects that fit a given descriptive word, which could be a good sensory activity for other special needs kids as well.

Mae a natural alphabet! It would be fun to go on a hike with a camera and try to capture find/make every letter with the kiddos!

Mae a natural alphabet! It would be fun to go on a hike with a camera and try to capture find/make every letter with the kiddos!

Can have the students go out and find objects that look like the letters in their names, or spelling words, or even math shapes....wheels turning....

Can have the students go out and find objects that look like the letters in their names, or spelling words, or even math shapes....wheels turning....

Phase 1 , Letters and Sounds. I filled pairs of eggs with different objects (bells, oats, rice, sand, pennies etc.) the children had to find 2 eggs that had the same sound. Quite tricky, and really encouraged careful listening.

Phase 1 , Letters and Sounds. I filled pairs of eggs with different objects (bells, oats, rice, sand, pennies etc.) the children had to find 2 eggs that had the same sound. Quite tricky, and really encouraged careful listening.

Reminiscence game for the elderly and those with dementia. Chose a colorful bag, something that catches the eye, silk, or any other fabric that feels good to the touch. You don`t want to be able to see through the bag. Find random objects, such as kitchen utensils, keys, padlock. Ideal reminiscing game for seniors.

Reminiscence game for the elderly and those with dementia. Chose a colorful bag, something that catches the eye, silk, or any other fabric that feels good to the touch. You don`t want to be able to see through the bag. Find random objects, such as kitchen utensils, keys, padlock. Ideal reminiscing game for seniors.

This Calming Find It Game is perfect for changing a child's focus from being upset to concentrating on finding fun objects in a find it game.

This Calming Find It Game is perfect for changing a child's focus from being upset to concentrating on finding fun objects in a find it game.

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