Communication and Interaction:
Verbs are an important language tool which are often harder to use for children who use AAC to communicate. In class we spend a lot of time working on using and understanding verbs to widen communication opportunities. At home you can support this by labelling verbs as you are doing them e.g. 'Mummy open packet' 'George jump' - you can use symbols to show your child to support this to.
Cognition and Learning:
We are going to be spending some time focussing on our bodies in class and labelling body parts. You can support this at home by playing lots of games involving body parts e.g. head shoulders knees and toes or point to your...
Physical and Sensory:
Independence is really important in Bluebirds and where possible we will support children to be as independent as possible. At home you can do this to by taking small steps to encourage the children such as passing them their sock/shoe but giving them time to have a go at putting it on or putting squash in a cup for them but encouraging them to add the water.
Social, emotional and mental health:
It is important the children know adults are there to support them to regulate in order to help them learn self regulation. You can do this at home by labelling those things that your child finds regulating e.g. squeeze, walk, blanket and pairing it with the symbol so over time your child can learn to ask for these things.