Learning Social Skills through a Board Game
When it comes to buying toys for children with autism, make sure to focus on toys that will stimulate their senses. Because most kids with autism have sensory problems, they have to be introduced to tangible things in a non-threatening way and in such a way that they can understand and remember.
Kids with autism sometimes have a difficult time with social interactions. Board games are an excellent way to teach children about sharing, taking turns, and listening to others.
Give Me 5 Social Skills Game is a board game with eight different categories for social skills. The categories are targeted to help kids learn about themselves and each other. For example, some of the categories include calming emotions, the big picture, what others are thinking along with self-presentation.
The game uses role-playing and visual cues to analyze social scenarios that kids may come across, or have already come across in a variety of realistic social situations. The game is intended for ages eight and up.
Have you played this or anything similar? Please share your experience in the comments below.
Between now and Christmas, I’ll be sharing great toys and games for kids with disabilities or learning delays. As I add more to the list, I’ll add their post link here too.