“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” - Albert Einstein There is something beautiful and magical about childhood that unfortunately we push aside in the interest of “growing up.”…
Teaching and parenting kids with autism requires identifying their specific developmental challenges and educational needs. Fortunately, you have many options for supporting autistic children through learning toys. Pay less attention to age limits and recommended methods of play, unless safety restrictions such as choking hazards are an issue, and more attention to the ways an autistic child can manipulate the toy or play a game to address specific skill sets.
Learning the alphabet is just one skill children need to learn to read. Play and experiences are another. Most preschool age children are not yet ready for sitting and studying the alphabet and words. Using games and play will make learning the alphabet fun and educational for both you and your preschooler. Once you have this basic alphabet game mastered you can make it new by asking your child to create new rules for the game.
Introducing infants to stimulating activities and educational games can develop language, communication, social and motor skills and also stimulate learning and creativity. Babies who are exposed to various games and activities at an early age also may develop a stronger memory, improve hand-eye coordination skills and establish healthy bonds with family members and siblings. Interacting with different toys and becoming comfortable with a wide range of sensory experiences can help infants mature at a healthy rate. Playing simple games with your baby can enhance learning.