The objective of mazes is for your child to be independently able to follow and complete a labyrinth drawing.
What to do
- Sit on the floor at or at the table with your child
- Engage your child by saying his name and or touching his arm.
- After you have your child’s attention say , put a picture of a maze in front of your child, hand your child a crayon and say “(Child’s name) complete maze”.
- Perfect outcome: your child takes the crayon and completes the maze. Praise!
- Not so perfect outcome: your child takes the crayon and starts drawing on the paper.
- What to do: reengage your child by saying his/her name and or touching his/her arm and repeat the instruction “(Child’s name) complete maze”, then prompt your child to complete the maze.
Have your child complete the maze first by using his finger and then complete it with the crayon. That way your child can figure out which way to go first.
- After that engage your child again and repeat. If your child completes the maze, great, reinforce. If not repeat the steps from above. Repeat it three times and if your child still is not getting it move on to a different task and come back to it later. Also once your child gets the prompted instruction right, redirect your child to a simple task he/she has mastered and then go back to the original instruction to make sure your child got it.
It might take your child a while, a couple days maybe even a couple weeks, to grasp the concept of what is asked of him/her. Don’t get frustrated and stick with the program. Your child will get there! Reinforce (Praise) a right response or even if your child is trying really hard. In the video you will see a demonstration of how to run “Mazes” program.
Items you need:
Mazes. You can buy them at a store in a pack/book or print them out online.