Bea Inclusive TV and Podcast - Episode 002
In this episode you will:
find out the three steps of teaching losing a few objects in a game
get all the necessary information on what you need and how to facilitate the games
be able to see how to play the game (at the end of the episode)
be able to download all three games (written post below the video)
For some children, losing an object in a game it is a very hard concept and can causes a lot of challenging behaviour for adults and their friends.
My name is Beata Bednarska and welcome to Bea Inclusive TV and Podcast – This is the place to learn and develop your skills so you can teach and support children development in the area of language, communication, social skills and behaviour.
In this episode, I will get you through the graduated approach – the three steps of teaching how to lose the number of objects in a game.
Remember, when we support children with special needs the best approach is to teach one skill at a time.
So, if our new skill for today is losing one or more objects in a board game, then probably you know that in order to teach one – children require to perform several other skills such as:
Sitting on a chair
Waiting his/her turn
Throw the dice
Count or recognise numbers on the dice, etc.
Move the right number of fields on the board by using the counter
Read the written instruction on the board and follow it, etc.
Follow the rules
So make sure that you are teaching the right skill.
Now then, I think that we are ready to start teaching – losing one or more objects in a game.
Following the graduated approach, you will play three games over the three different days:
Teaching taking the number of objects in a game
Teaching losing number of objects in the same game
Mixing taking and losing a number of objects in the game
The time needed for this game depends on the age and abilities of children you support.
I usually plan between 20 and 40 minutes.
Things You will need:
Box of loose bricks
Bowls for all players
Counters to move along the board game
Timer (for transitioning)
Introduce the features of the board Game:
– point to the start and finish line
– get through the fields on the board
– check if they recognise all the numbers
– present the moving direction
Model the game and emotional and behavioural responses:
Ask children to watch and show them how to play the game:
– The way to throw the dice
– the way to count and move through the board
– read the instruction on the landed field and perform the action
– place the number of bricks in your bowl.
Rules to the game:
Explain the rules to children (focusing on the most important one):
– Collect the bricks and place them in your bowl.
– Assure them, that they will play and build with collected bricks after the game is finished.
– Tell them that they will have 5 minutes and present the timer for them.
To teach losing skills we must start with taking skills as it is easier to shape positive emotional and behavioural responses. The games are colour coded and you will point this out to them when discussing the features of the game.
The next day you will play Lose It Game and don’t forget to get through the same process like on day one, including pointing to the different colour. Don’t forget that this time you will have to provide bricks inside children’s individual bowls (at least 10 pieces inside).
Finally, when the children are familiar with both concepts, the last game is reserved for you to mix the skills of taking and losing objects in a game.
I hope you enjoyed this week episode of Bea Inclusive TV and Podcast.
REMEMBER – that before you start playing you must model the game.
Great facilitators would shape all the emotional and behavioural responses while they occur.
To download all three games, follow the link.
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OK guys, thank you so very, very much for being here with me.
Until the next time.
Stay on your game because someone in your class needs the special skills that you can only give.
Stay safe and I’ll see you on my next episode of Bea Inclusive TV and Bea Inclusive Podcast.
love and xxx
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