Episode 126: Using Games to Teach – Part 1: All the Skills you can Learn

What can Boardgames and Card Games do for the children you know?

Over the next two weeks I am going to do a deep dive into how to use Boardgames and Card Games to make learning fun and teach lots of skills along the way.

Using Games to Teach – Part 1: All skills you can learn

🧠 Maths – Counting, Adding, Money (Monopoly, any Dice / Card Games)
🧠 Reading (ie. Scrabble, Social Speaking, Cluedo, Pictionary, etc)
🧠 Comprehension (same as above)
🧠 Fine Motor (ie. Pictionary, Operation, etc)

Next week: Social Skills, Emotional Regulation & More

 

Ideas discussed in this Podcast

✅ Let children watch others play first or give them a job like rolling the dice
✅ Take current interests and buy games or make your own to motivate them to play
Make your own Guess Who using class photo or family photos
✅ Learning at Home: send home Boardgames and get students to review
✅ Face to face: how about Boardgames on Friday afternoons or make your own games. A fun way to finish the Term / Week
Social Script example for Winning & Losing

Have a look at the grid below you can see how many skills can be taught through each game. Of course you can add many more skills, this is just a starting point to help you think about which games would be best suited for your students/children. I have tried to select games most schools and homes have on hand. 

Check out my Favourite Boardgame and recommended resources to support social skills & emotional regulation below.

$89.95

23 in stock

Socially Speaking Board Game

| by Alison Schroeder | code: O05 | Designed to complement the Socially Speaking book, this fun game focuses on social interaction in three key areas: home, school, and the wider community. Children are able practice vital skills such as greetings, turn-taking, eye contact, listening, compliments, emotions, telephoning others, showing interest in what others are saying, sitting appropriately and still, asking and answering questions, using your voice effectively, developing and maintaining friendships, and more. Contains game board, 100 question cards, playing pieces and teacher’s notes for 2 to 6 players. Cards can be used for whole class activities.

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ULTIMATE Social Skills Bundle

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All the resources you will ever need to teach social skills and emotional regulation to the children you know!

$129.95

Socially Speaking Board Game

| by Alison Schroeder | code: O05 | Designed to complement the Socially Speaking book, this fun game focuses on social interaction in three key areas: home, school, and the wider community. Children are able practice vital skills such as greetings, turn-taking, eye contact, listening, compliments, emotions, telephoning others, showing interest in what others are saying, sitting appropriately and still, asking and answering questions, using your voice effectively, developing and maintaining friendships, and more. Contains game board, 100 question cards, playing pieces and teacher's notes for 2 to 6 players. Cards can be used for whole class activities.

23 in stock

Developing Social Skills

| by Sue Larkey & Gay von Ess | A starting point for teaching and encouraging social interactions and skills for children with an autism spectrum disorder and other developmental delays. It is a useful concrete and visual resource which when coupled with videoing, role playing and modeling will help young primary school age children with an autism spectrum disorder to better understand the social world around them. This book includes hundreds of ideas, social stories and worksheets. It is a great resource full of time savers for home and school.

33 in stock

The Red Beast

| by K.I. Al-Ghani | This vibrant, fully illustrated children's storybook is written for children aged 5+, and is an accessible, fun way to talk about anger, with useful tips about how to Ôtame the red beast and guidance for parents on how anger affects children with Asperger's Syndrome.

27 in stock

23 in stock

MEGA Social Skills Bundle

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Two brilliant resources to teach social skills and emotional regulation to the children you know!

$109.95

Socially Speaking Board Game

| by Alison Schroeder | code: O05 | Designed to complement the Socially Speaking book, this fun game focuses on social interaction in three key areas: home, school, and the wider community. Children are able practice vital skills such as greetings, turn-taking, eye contact, listening, compliments, emotions, telephoning others, showing interest in what others are saying, sitting appropriately and still, asking and answering questions, using your voice effectively, developing and maintaining friendships, and more. Contains game board, 100 question cards, playing pieces and teacher's notes for 2 to 6 players. Cards can be used for whole class activities.

23 in stock

Developing Social Skills

| by Sue Larkey & Gay von Ess | A starting point for teaching and encouraging social interactions and skills for children with an autism spectrum disorder and other developmental delays. It is a useful concrete and visual resource which when coupled with videoing, role playing and modeling will help young primary school age children with an autism spectrum disorder to better understand the social world around them. This book includes hundreds of ideas, social stories and worksheets. It is a great resource full of time savers for home and school.

33 in stock

23 in stock

Developing Social Skills

By Sue Larkey & Gay von Ess

A starting point for teaching and encouraging social interactions and skills for children with an autism spectrum disorder and other developmental delays. It is a useful concrete and visual resource which when coupled with videoing, role playing and modelling will help young primary school age children with an autism spectrum disorder to better understand the social world around them. This book includes hundreds of ideas, social stories and worksheets. It is a great resource full of time savers for home and school.

Click here for more information about this book.

Socially Speaking Board Game

This fun game focuses on social interaction in three key areas: home, school, and the wider community. Children are able practice vital skills such as greetings, turn-taking, eye contact, listening, compliments, emotions, telephoning others, showing interest in what others are saying, sitting appropriately and still, asking and answering questions, using your voice effectively, developing and maintaining friendships, and more. Contains game board, 100 question cards, playing pieces and teacher’s notes for 2 to 6 players. Cards can be used for whole class activities.

Click here for more information about this book.

The New Social Story Book

by Carol Gray

This book is a must-have for every special needs and inclusive classroom. The easy to use format allows teachers to quickly look up an in-the-moment solution and learn about what the child is communicating, and why. This book illuminates possible causes of those mysterious behaviours, and more importantly, provides solutions!

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Old favourites

Taking Care of Myself

by Mary Wrobel

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Socially Speaking (Book)
By Alison Schroede

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Why Do I Have To?
By Laurie Leventhal-Belfer

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What Did You Say? What Do You Mean?
By Jude Welton

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It’s Raining Cats and Dogs
By Michael Barton

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The Social Skills Picture Books
By Dr Jed Baker

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The Asperkid’s Secret Book of Social Rules
By Jennifer Cook O’Toole

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The Aspie Teen’s Survival Guide
By JD Kraus

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How To Stop Your Words from Bumping into Someone Else’s
By Rhonda Dixon and Anna Tullemans

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