Early Childhood Education
This is a video of the Structured Autism Classroom at Jackson Elementary School which I created for a grant request by a student. It was videotaped by my daughter Becca, in December 2009, and shows the classroom structure, explains TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped CHildren) as and PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) , the 3 criteria associated with the diagnosis of Autism, my classroom philosophy and my education.
Demonstrate knowledge of play as part of the learning environment
Pre-schoolers learn and develop through creative activities like drama. Craft , Music and dance
Experiencing, discovering and experimenting are very important un pre-schoolers creative activities
Encourage pre-schoolers by letting them lead creative activities, give them time and space and praising them
You can adapt creative activities for pre-schoolers with diverse abilities
Reading books aloud to children is far better than just asking them to read them by themselves. this website has multiple books on different genres that are being read out to the viewers, these could be played out loud in classrooms, one in one session, with parents, and more.
Pre-school students can practice the skills of identifying colors and learn how these colors change when two are mixed together with this video from the Abracadabra series. Color-related vocabulary is stressed.
Build language, letter sounds and letter recognition with items around the house. Sensory bins also build social skills and cooperative play, read my post on All About Sensory Bins here and check out our favorite fillers. What will you add?
This website has basic flashcards on a variety of animals, shows and songs/rhymes (they can listen to these rhymes while looking at the flashcards as well!), they can be shown to them online or be printed out.