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A Motor-Based Preschool Curriculum for Children of All Abilities

By Mary J. Sullivan Coleman, OTR, MA and Laura Krueger, PT, MA.

Play & Learn is a preschool curriculum specifically developed for children of ALL abilities! This all-in-one program is so easy for educators, paraprofessionals, and other classroom staff to understand and set up. Play & Learn equips students with the essential "readiness skills" that every student needs as they enter kindergarten. Reading, writing, and communication are integrated into lessons that help children explore and meet new goals through:

• Social Interaction
• Structure & Repetition
• Motivation
• Music & Movement

The curriculum includes more than 300 pages of highly engaging theme-based activities relevant to young children. Each activity includes a "Try Another Way" option that utilizes simple assistive technology so all students can participate, communicate, and learn.



 
 

All About Play & Learn

Play & Learn is a motor-based preschool curriculum for children of ALL abilities based on current research that emphasizes a holistic model in which the child, environment, and functional tasks are integrated, not isolated. It is also an excellent example of universal design in action! The model for universal design supports an environment where ALL children are included in the same activities within the classroom. Play & Learn shows how to embed adaptations and simple assistive technology into the classroom, so all children can be full participants in their educational environment. Evidence-based practice drives the foundation for Play & Learn's primary components:

 

  • Transdisciplinary - A model in which the environment and functional tasks are integrated.
  • Routines - Motor-based activities are embedded in meaningful routines that support home activities to foster successful learning outcomes.
  • Universal Design - Activities include a range of options and ways to integrate assistive technology to motivate learning and draw all children together.
  • Strength-Based - An approach that uses successes as the groundwork for realistic expectations and the foundation for growth and change.

 

Curriculum Features:

• Comprehensive manual with reproducibles
• Universal design
• Correlated to early learning domains
• Theme-based lessons for each month of the year
• Data collection
• Preschool routines-based assessment
• All new Preschool Action Dictionary
• 24/7 online Members Only resources

The Play and Learn Classroom Set includes manipulatives and, assistive technology tools, as well as a complete gross-motor program called Elasta-Blast. These solutions are embedded in the program to enhance the learning environment, access to lessons, and accessible activities for all active pre school students.

Classroom Kit Includes:
• Play and Learn Curriculum
• ElastaBlast
• ElastaBlast Teacher’s Guide and DVD
• All-Turn-It Spinner
• Paint N’ Swirl
• Talking Brix



 

 

 

Assistive Technology Integration

As a leader in assistive technology, AbleNet can help you increase motivation, engagement, and participation in your students. Assistive technology integration allows you to provide more meaningful instruction and increase achievement in your classroom.

Included in all AbleNet curricular programs is the AbleNet Action Dictionary™. Use this tool to meet the diverse needs of all your students by adapting any activity with differentiated instruction strategies. Click here for a sample download.

Action Dictionary Sample


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assistive technology for Play & Learn
 
Play & Learn Assistive Technology
Play & Learn Assistive Technology
AT & Interaction
AT & Interaction
AT & Interaction
Let's Paint
Let's Paint
Let's Paint
AT Immersion
AT Immersion
AT Immersion
Enhanced Community
Enhanced Community
Enhanced Community
A Transdisciplinary Approach
A Transdisciplinary Approach
A Transdisciplinary Approach
Meets Student Needs
Meets Student Needs
Meets Student Needs
Research Proven
Research Proven
Research Proven
Play w/ Purpose
Play w/ Purpose
Play w/ Purpose
Visable Measureable
Visable Measureable
Visable Measureable
Schl&Home Collab
Schl&Home Collab
Schl&Home Collab
A Wholistic Apprch
A Wholistic Apprch
A Wholistic Apprch
Com & Interaction Benefits
Com & Interaction Benefits
Communication and Interaction Benefits

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