Our countdown timers, visual supports, first/then board, and playmats help structure play and teach positive behavior to create learning opportunities during playtime.
A note to caregivers: While these play resources were designed for varying levels of ability, you are still the best judge of which is most appropriate for your child. Consider carefully which products and how much supervision your child will need during any activity, and do not modify the products in any way.
Download these visual tools to help guide your child through transitions during play and encourage an understanding of time passing. For example, you can use them as a cue to let your child know the activity is over by counting down the minutes or number of turns. Make sure to show your child as you fold down each number until the activity is complete.
Each of these visual tools acts as a communication device to help your child express and understand different transitional moments throughout your play session. From waiting for the next activity to asking for help, choose the materials that best suit your child's needs and incorporate them into playtime whenever it's appropriate.