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Post Mon, May 03 2021, 5:17 pm
Looking for great games and toys for my students just getting bored of my stock. Need great toys that teach turn taking, dramatic play skills, social skills etc what are some of your favorites for 3-4 year olds
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#BestBubby




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, May 03 2021, 5:38 pm
1. A Matching / Memory Game

2. A chutes and ladders type of game to teach counting and turn taking.

3. The candy-land game teaches color recognition.

4. A colors/shapes Bingo Game

5. The Play Dough Factory - sensory. Can shape into aleph-bais.

6. Good Picture Books - Hungry Caterpillar (teaches life cycle of caterpillar/Butterfly, days of week)

7. Mentchies - for teaching social skills - role playing

8. 8 - 14 piece jigsaw puzzles.

9. Zingo - fine motor skills, labeling

10. Sequence cards - with 3-4 pictures put in order of what happened first.


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amother




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Post Mon, May 03 2021, 5:46 pm
I'm no therapist, but my 4 year old loves these games, and they definitely work on a lot of skills. (Both require turn-taking and color recognition, and some fine motor and memory skills for the fish one)

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Rav.....29157

https://www.amazon.com/Gamewri.....psc=1
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amother




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Post Mon, May 03 2021, 7:37 pm
Thank u! Play doh and my kinetic sand box are always a hit.
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Post Mon, May 03 2021, 7:58 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Looking for great games and toys for my students just getting bored of my stock. Need great toys that teach turn taking, dramatic play skills, social skills etc what are some of your favorites for 3-4 year olds


Candle Land Castle Game is a favorite

Get little menchies and stuff for dramatic play/social skills

If you work in a classroom, try to get kid to dramatic play area.

Lining up dominoes (for domino effect)for kids will decent fine motor is fun, too.
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Coffee beanz




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, May 03 2021, 8:31 pm
Have you tried woodsies? Cute little animals with accesories. Cheaper version of calico critters they sell them at target
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amother




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Post Mon, May 03 2021, 9:05 pm
Thanks I will look into woodsies
The candy land castle game was a favorite of mine taught so many skills naturally and then unfortunately lost some pieces and they stopped making it costs almost $100 for a new one
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avrahamama




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, May 03 2021, 9:08 pm
Finger puppets
Magnetic dress up dolls
Don't spill the beans
Don't rock the boat
(Not a therapist but those are fun)
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seeker




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, May 03 2021, 9:43 pm
You mentioned getting tired of your current stock, but can you share what the favorites of those are for those who aren't tired of them yet?

Oldies but goodies that I use again and again:

Pop the pig - colors, counting, turns. Nice engaging 3-D thing with a "click" (I like when you have a "click" when counting things) and it's always a surprise when it pops. You can of course modify the way you play for different abilities.

Zingo - various ways to use, and there are ones with letters and numbers as well as pictures. And if you count the pieces when putting them back, there's the "click" again!

Those are by far the top two perennial favorites but let me think what else I've been liking... most things depend what I'm trying to work on... or if a child is into a particular character or theme then I'll look for something with that (got a Paw Patrol basic walking down a path type game at a dollar store...)

Potato Head is always useful for something or other.

Barnyard Bingo is a nice basic starter game for kids who don't have a whole lot of skills yet.

There's this company (maybe it's eboo?) that makes nice spinner games where you need to collect one of each category - I have a dress up dolls one but there were also others.

I also have this nice shopping cart game, it's a little more advanced because it's memory with a lot of pieces, you have to collect the things on your shopping list. There's a Jewish version too. The same company makes other nice games for this age set.
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amother




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Post Tue, May 04 2021, 4:03 am
I have candy land, zingo, paw patrol dog house bingo for all the boys who love it, memory, sock matching game, don’t rock the boat, potato head, tool set
Also always have puzzles, water paint, crayons, scissors, glue etc.
Most of my students the past few years are more impulsive
I never saw pop the pig that looks really interesting
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BrachaVHatzlocha




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, May 04 2021, 4:46 am
Oh- dont break the ice- you can put stickers on the pieces to pratice colors or letters
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