Playing Games

Playing games

The objective of playing games is for your child to be able to independently play games.

What to do

1. Find a game you’d like for your child to play, start with something simple like memory, start with 4-6 cards in the beginning until your child understands the concept and then add more cards.
2. Sit on the floor or at a table with your child
3. Engage your child by either saying your child’s name or touching your child’s arm.
4. Say “Let’s play a game of memory”, then briefly explain to your child how to play the game and what the outcome of the game is.
5. Show your child what to do: mix up the cards, put them face down, turn around 2 cards and see if you have a match. Then tell your child: “(Child’s name) your turn.” Prompt your child through what to do and repeat your instruction.
6. . Play one whole game and prompt your child when ever needed.

Playing games is a fun way to socially interact with your child. Expose your child to playing games as much as possible and make it fun. The more play the easier it will be for your child to learn. It might take a couple of days, weeks or maybe even month to learn and understand how to play a game. Don’t give up and be patient! If you have any questions please join our support desk.

Great games to play: Memory, Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, Yazee for Kids, Sorry/Trouble, GoFish, UNO

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