Play and social skills are the building blocks for early learners to succeed in the classroom. While neurotypical children tend to learn these skills naturally through play, our students with moderate to severe disabilities often require more systematic instruction. However, this does not mean that we cannot teach these skills through play-based activities!
In March 2020, teachers were given no other choice but to pivot to distance learning after the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily shut the doors to schools across the country. While the majority of districts seem to have stabilized back to an in-person learning environment, if the last few years have taught us anything, it’s that plans can shift quickly.