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amother




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Post  Tue, Nov 10 2020, 12:18 am
I'm a special ed teacher and travel around to schools and homes to work with 3-4yr olds. Its the first time I'm working with this age group and would love recommendations of some good toys/ games to buy? The easier it is to travel with the better.

Also looking for ideas for any type of learning activities.
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amother




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Post  Tue, Nov 10 2020, 12:50 am
I work with this age group as an SLP. My district encourages us to use a Routines Based Model so we use whatever materials the family or school has. That’s always a good place to start. If you have access to an iPad, Epic! Books has a great selection of books and you can sign up for a free educator’s account. Otherwise my kids now love Paw Patrol, Legos, stuffed animals, and play dough.
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amother




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Post  Tue, Nov 10 2020, 8:17 am
I'm also an SLP. Definitely what's in the house as your primary.
For the take alongs:
I've gotten a lot of use out of
-the Melissa and Doug house with the four doorbells and locks. Can put anything in each side also, good for categorizing, social, following directions.
-TOOBs -so many different kinds
-playdoh ice cream maker and pizza maker, spaghetti maker
-calico critters dollhouse-I got it used and got a few sets of furniture and dolls-some that go with it and some that just fit in-this is my favorite brand of house tho
Doctor set
Play food and dishes and any accessories
Toy barn and accessories
Various duplo sets-plane, cars etc
Zingo
Puzzles-depending on level-pegs or 12 piece
Crayons and coloring book-depending on level
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dankbar




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Nov 10 2020, 10:43 am
My 4 yr old loves "spot it" game, you have to spot 2 identical items in both cards, among many items. There are also Jewish versions.
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dankbar




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Nov 10 2020, 10:44 am
Sequence cards are also good like what happened first, next
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dankbar




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Nov 10 2020, 10:49 am
Memory matching games
Association games, what goes with what.
Opossite puzzle sets
Logic Board if they still make it, there's a Jewish version
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amother




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Post  Tue, Nov 10 2020, 3:53 pm
Thank you for all your ideas!
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Pink Flamingo




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Nov 10 2020, 4:52 pm
Melissa and Doug Reusable Sticker Scenes

They are so easy to travel with, I have taken them on airplanes to keep my kids entertained
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seeker




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Nov 11 2020, 5:59 pm
I didn't look at the specifics but apparently Amazon is running a sale on preschool toys, see here https://www.dansdeals.com/shop.....on/?t
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