- Good Practices
Various shapes will be made using blocks. The blocks will be stacked on top of each other or in different shapes so that the child can make different shapes on his own.
- Independent/life skills, Social communication
- Students age range:
- 5, 10
- Curriculum area:
- Not related
- Year period:
- Any moment
- Step by step description, including actions to be developed for preparation and implementation:
- PLAYING WITH BLOCKS 1st step: Take two blocks of the same color, put one in front of you and the other in front of the child. Start working by tapping your own blog and telling the child "do it". Encourage the child to touch their blog. Initially he can tap your blog. In time, when you touch your own block, the child will imitate you and touch his own block. Continue until the child takes his own block in front of him. 2nd step: In this step, the child is taught to play with two blocks. Take the second block in front of you and touch it, encourage your child to do the same action. Put the other block on the block in front of you. Encourage your child to put the other block on top of the block in front of him. 3rd step: In this step, the child is taught to play with three blocks. Take the third block in front of yourself and touch it, encourage your child to do the same action. Put the other block on the two blocks in front of you. Encourage your child to put the other block on top of the block in front of him, then increase the number of blocks so that he can imitate the "tower" you have made after he starts to imitate the putting motion. 4th step: When the child starts to play with blocks and build towers without help, you can start teaching more complex games. At this stage, various construction works of different sizes of blocks can be done. At every step, the child should be encouraged with verbal and physical assistance, and instructions on "do it with you" and "do it like me" should be given. Once you learn to imitate the shape you make, you must quickly finish the shape you made. At this stage you must teach him the "final product", not just to imitate your actions. Once the child has managed to build this way, he can now build another shape next to the tower. So the child can make multiple shapes. 5th step: After the child learns the parts required to build various shapes from blocks by imitating you, you can remove your own blocks and ask your child to build various shapes with their blocks. You can then teach the child the names of these shapes.
- Resources to be used, including human resources, materials and spaces:
- This activity can be performed by a teacher. Two blocks of different colors are required to teach this activity to the child. In later stages, smaller and different sizes of blocks are required. While preparing to teach the child to play with the blocks, you should sit facing a wide table where the child can easily reach you and the blocks you can reach.
- Difficulties found while implementing it:
- This can take a long time in practice. Be patient.
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