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Hitting Social Story
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Hitting Social Story

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This social story is a great read for students who may need some support with hitting. A lot of children hit others as a sign of frustration, anxiety, pain etc. - sometimes we may even find no explanation for why they are hitting but hopefully this social story will help reduce hitting behaviours. It is a general book full of different things your hands can be used for as well as why we shouldn't hit - how it makes others feel, and how we can calm ourselves down. Many students with autism are visual learners and like to learn through seeing something in action. This book comes complete with matching, simple yet engaging graphics to help describe what is being said on the page. Comes in col option only - no b/w availability, however you can print in grayscale. Pages included are; ♦ I can use my hands to clap. ♦ I can use my hands to wave. ♦ I can use my hands to high five. ♦ I can use my hands to pull. ♦ I can use my hands to give hugs. ♦ Sometimes I get angry and hit. ♦ My friends are sad if I hit them. ♦ If I am angry, I can count to 10. ♦ Or, I can read a book. ♦ Or, I can relax. ♦ Or, I can have a hug. I recommend printing out each of the individual pages, laminating them and then binding them into a book so it will be easier for students to read - or be read to, as well as being stronger and longer lasting.
Going to School Social Story
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Going to School Social Story

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This social story is a great read for students who may need some support with coping with going to School. A lot of children struggle with understanding why they need to go to School, it may cause them anxiety and they may not even understand why they are going it or what will happen. Hopefully, this social story will help encourage your child(ren)/students to go to School, and also help promote independence. Many students with autism are visual learners and like to learn through seeing something in action. This book comes complete with matching, simple yet engaging graphics to help describe what is being said on the page. Comes in col option only - no b/w availability, however you can print in grayscale. Pages included are; ♦ Today I am going to School. ♦ Children go to School to learn. ♦ School is open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. ♦ I do not have to go to School on a Saturday or Sunday. ♦ There’s no School in the summer! ♦ I get time off for Christmas, Easter and more too! ♦ Some children go on a bus to School. ♦ Some children walk to School. ♦ Some children go to School in a car. ♦ Some children ride a bicycle to School. ♦ I will say goodbye to my family in the morning before going to School. ♦ I will see them when I finish School later. ♦ My teacher will greet me with a big smile and hello! ♦ I will be in a classroom with lots of other children, desks and chairs. ♦ There will also be lots of books and fun toys for me to play with. ♦ Going to School means I will make lots of new friends! ♦ I can eat my lunch in the cafeteria. ♦ Or I can take a packed lunch from home with me. ♦ In School, I have to listen to the teacher. ♦ At the end of the day, I put all my items in my bag. ♦ I say goodbye to my friends and teacher. ♦ My family will be waiting for me when I finish School. I recommend printing out each of the individual pages, laminating them and then binding them into a book so it will be easier for students to read - or be read to, as well as being stronger and longer lasting. You can use only the pages that you feel most relevant.
Sharing Social Story
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Sharing Social Story

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This social story is a great read for students who may need some support with coping with sharing with others. A lot of children struggle with understanding the concept of sharing toys, it may cause them anxiety and they may not even understand why they are doing it or that they'll never get the toy back. Hopefully, this social story will help encourage your child(ren)/students to share with others, and also help promote independence. Many students with autism are visual learners and like to learn through seeing something in action. This book comes complete with matching, simple yet engaging graphics to help describe what is being said on the page. Comes in col option only - no b/w availability, however you can print in grayscale. Pages included are; ♦ I like to play with toys. ♦ Other children may like the same toys as me. ♦ I can share by giving them some of my toys or taking it in turns. ♦ Someone else may be playing with a toy I like. ♦ I can ask them if I can play with them. ♦ Or, I can ask if we can take it in turns. ♦ If I share with others, they’ll want to be my friend. ♦ Friends are kind and share with each other. ♦ If I take a toy off someone else, they may get upset. ♦ I may try and grab a toy off someone else. ♦ This will make my friends sad, and they won’t want to play with me. ♦ If someone takes a toy off me, I may get upset or angry. ♦ I should ask them to give me the toy back, and take turns instead. ♦ If I get angry, I should count and stay calm. ♦ When I share with others, I make new friends. ♦ My friends like to play with me when I share. ♦ My teacher can help me share with others if I find it hard. ♦ There are lots of fun things in class that I can play with! I recommend printing out each of the individual pages, laminating them and then binding them into a book so it will be easier for students to read - or be read to, as well as being stronger and longer lasting. You can use only the pages that you feel most relevant.
Animal Life Cycle Puzzles
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Animal Life Cycle Puzzles

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This resource includes 5 different animal life cycle puzzles where students have to match together the different animal life cycles. Simply cut out each of the jigsaw pieces and laminate (this will keep them strong and longer lasting and students match the parts of the life cycle to the correct animals. Animals included are: ♦ ant ♦ butterfly ♦ chicken ♦ frog ♦ turtle Each puzzle comes with 4 pieces. Each puzzle piece has an image and the name of that image below it. A fun activity that is a great way to introduce or practice life cycles.
Animal Facts Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions
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Animal Facts Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions

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These animal fact themed comprehension worksheets are a fun and engaging way for your students to work on their comprehension, reading and writing skills. There are 18 different comprehension activities included and all are based on facts of different animals. Each activity consists of 2 pages - a reading passage page and an accompanying questions page. The worksheets contain a photograph of an animal with an accompanying passage that includes facts about the animals, then a matching question page for students to recall details they have just read. This is great for students to be able to read a passage and recall details from it, answering relevant questions. All pages come in black and white for ink friendly printing. The images are eye catching and appropriate for young students who will find them engaging. This resource comes in both spelling options for UK/US etc. For example colour/color, favourite/favorite etc. The animals included are: • Blue Poison Dart Frog • Bottlenose Dolphin • Cow • Duck • Elephant • Giraffe • Great White Shark • Horse • Humpback Whale • Killer Whale • Meerkat • Monkey • Pig • Rattlesnake • Sheep • Starfish • Turtle • Zebra
Growing a Plant, Sequencing Adapted Book
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Growing a Plant, Sequencing Adapted Book

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This adapted book is a great way for students to work on their sequencing skills but also to give them the knowledge and understanding of how to grow a plant. This adapted book goes through each of the steps required to grow a plant. Students have to read - or be read - the sentence on top of the page and then find the matching symbol that matches the sentence. This a great way to start having your students understand what they are reading/listening to and taking in the information. Students can then process this information and find the relevant symbol that fits with what is happening in the current situation. Comes in col and b/w option for your preference. This is great for a Spec Ed or Autism Classroom / working with Spec Ed or students with Autism. It’s a great way to encourage students to pay close attention to deal, become more familiar with sentence structure and symbols. The vocabulary is suitable for American or British classrooms. (Color, Colour etc.)
UK Coins Making Money Piggy Banks
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UK Coins Making Money Piggy Banks

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This resource is a fun and engaging activity for students to work on their coin recognition and money making skills. Students simply read the price tag that is on the piggy bank and use real coins or coins provided in this pack to make up the amount that it says. There are flashcards for price tags from £0.01 right up to £3. This resource is a great way to get students thinking and adding money. I highly recommend cutting out and laminating each of the individual flashcards that you will be using, the coins (if you are using these instead of real coins) and a few copies of the pig (so that you have multiple copies so multiple pupils can work at one time if you want). This can be done as small group activities, a full class activity or even 1:1 work for working on money targets. Comes in col and and b/w option for your preference. This resource contains UK coins.
Going to Toilet Social Story
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Going to Toilet Social Story

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This social story is a great read for students who may need some support with going to the toilet. A lot of children struggle with going to the toilet, it may cause them anxiety and they may not even understand how to use a toilet. Hopefully, this social story will help encourage your child(ren)/students to use the toilet, and also help promote independence. Many students with autism are visual learners and like to learn through seeing something in action. This book comes complete with matching, simple yet engaging graphics to help describe what is being said on the page. ★ Comes in boy and girl option. ★ Comes in col option only - no b/w availability, however you can print in grayscale. Pages included in boy book are; ♦ The toilet is in the bathroom. ♦ When I need the toilet, I should go to the bathroom. ♦ I should pull down my pants. ♦ If I need to pee I can stand and urinate into the toilet. ♦ If I need to poo I can sit on the toilet. ♦ When I am finished, I should use toilet paper. ♦ I can wipe with toilet paper or call for help. ♦ Then, I should pull up my pants. ♦ Now, I should flush the toilet. ♦ Next, I wash my hands. Pages included in girl book are; ♦ The toilet is in the bathroom. ♦ When I need the toilet, I should go to the bathroom. ♦ I should pull down my pants. ♦ And sit on the toilet. ♦ If I need to pee or poo, I should do it on the toilet. ♦ When I am finished, I should use toilet paper. ♦ I can wipe with toilet paper or call for help. ♦ Then, I should pull up my pants. ♦ Now, I should flush the toilet. ♦ Next, I wash my hands. I recommend printing out each of the individual pages, laminating them and then binding them into a book so it will be easier for students to read - or be read to, as well as being stronger and longer lasting. You can use only the pages that you feel most relevant.
Guy Fawkes Flashcard Story, Bonfire Night
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Guy Fawkes Flashcard Story, Bonfire Night

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This download includes a 12 page mini story book of the Guy Fawkes Gunpowder Plot. Each mini page, is half an actual page size, meaning you cut each page in half. I recommend laminating each page individually and then binding together to make a book - it'll also make it stronger and longer lasting for you. It has been simplified into a short story, with bright, eye-catching graphics. This download comes in colour/color or black and white option. Perfect for a special needs/autistic class or pre-k/k.
CVC NO PREP Worksheet Bundle
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CVC NO PREP Worksheet Bundle

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This CVC Worksheet pack consists of 88 no prep printable worksheets. There are a wide range of different no prep worksheets included in this pack all related to the theme of CVC while working on different skills. It includes: ♦ CVC handwriting practice - 25 pages ♦ Missing letters worksheet - 5 pages ♦ Scrambled letters worksheet - 5 pages ♦ Word to picture matching worksheet - 11 pages ♦ Code Word Cracker - 5 pages ♦ Word Search - 27 pages ♦ Read & Highlight - 10 pages Contains 88 pages of activities in total.
Alien Crime Scene
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Alien Crime Scene

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This Alien crime scene activity pack is a great addition to your Alien - or Space - themed topic. With this pack you will be able to create a crime scene where a someone has crash landed on Earth in their UFO but they are missing! Students have to investigate using the clues provided to find out who has landed on Earth and what planet they have come from out of 4 possible choices. This crime scene is designed to be interactive, engaging and adapted to suit students ability levels. This crime scene includes the following activities; • Planet and Alien Information Booklet Students look through this booklet to find out information on the 4 possible planets and the aliens that live on them. The booklet holds important information to help students work out which alien has landed on Earth. • Taste - Eat Something has been left behind for students to taste! (Popcorn) Students have to taste the item, decide what it is and then match it to the alien who likes to eat it. • Taste - Drink Something has been left behind for students to smell! (Milk) Students have to drink the item, decide what it is and then match it to the alien who likes to drink this. • Eye Witness Reports Students need to read through the 4 witness reports. The witnesses are explaining one of the aliens. Students need to look for the important bits of information to match it to an alien in the line up. • Matching Footprints Footprints have been left behind at the scene! Students need to look at the footprints and try and match them to the aliens footprints. • Clue Book Students put their clues into the clue book as they go along. This way they are able to keep track of all the clues they have found. This will help them when they need to make a decision on who they think has landed on Earth and where they are from. • Going Home Students need to help the alien find his way through the maze to get back to his UFO. • Following Instructions The alien is in his UFO and ready to get back to his planet - but it’s invisible! Can you follow the instructions and help the alien get home? Your students will love taking part in this fun and interactive crime scene. A teachers walkthrough is also included in the pack to help you put together the crime scene and use it to the best of its ability. I would also recommend trying out the crime scene before giving it to your students so that you are able to familiarize yourself with the way that it works. This comes in both spelling options i.e color/colour, favorite/favourite etc. Almost everything that you need to complete this crime scene is included in this pack. However, you will need access to popcorn and milk for students to taste/smell.
St. David's Day QR Code Task Cards
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St. David's Day QR Code Task Cards

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To use this activity you will need access to a QR reader on a smart device, i.e table, phone etc. You will need access to internet/wifi and a camera. Students scan the QR code on the question task card, they are redirected to a website with an image on, they look at the image and then record what position the dinosaur is on the answer card. This activity comes in col and b/w option. It comes with an answer sheet for students to fill in and an answer key for your use if needed. Students have to look at the task and the image and try to write down what they think it is. They can then use their device to scan the QR code to see if they got the correct answer/spelt it right! There is an extra column on the answer sheet for students to right the correct answer as well as their guess/answer. There are 13 questions in total. All graphics are related to the Welsh celebration of St. David’s Day. Students scan the QR code using a QR code reader (you can download free options from App stores). They are then redirected to a website with the image and the spelling/word below it. Every task card states the question number on top of the task card, this then coincides with the answer sheet - the numbers are related i.e Question 1 task card will go into box number 1 on the answer sheet. You can lay out the task cards on a table, as part of a center/centre or leave them around the room/outdoor area for students to hunt for.
Editable Newsletter Templates for the Year
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Editable Newsletter Templates for the Year

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Keep families and carers up to date with your classroom with these editable newsletters that can be used all year long. Coming in a range of different styles, your families will love how engaging and informative these newsletters are. Editing These newsletters can be edited in PowerPoint or Keynote. The editable parts are where you can add edit text, photos, shapes etc. onto the templates. You will not be able to lift any images. This is to protect my work as a teacher-author and the work of fantastic clip artists. How to Use Edit using PowerPoint or Keynote - the newsletters are separated into different files to make them easier to use. Print out the newsletters to send home with students. Or, save the newsletter as a JPEG or PDF and then email home to your students families/carers. This will save on your ink and can make communicating with home easier. Newsletters are a great way for you to stay in touch with families of the students in your class as well as being able to share what you have been doing in class, what is coming up and any important reminders. Includes all months of the year and an End of Year/Graduation special.
Autism Classroom Visuals, First Then and More Visuals with Communication Symbols
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Autism Classroom Visuals, First Then and More Visuals with Communication Symbols

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This is a great visual resource to support and encourage students when taking part in different activities throughout the day. It comes with a variety of different 'boards' for your preference on which to use as well as 68 symbols to accompany the resource. The boards included come in both b/w and col option. There is a contents page included so you are aware of what you are printing in the PDF document. Included are: First, Then board b/w Now, Next board b/w First, Next, Then board b/w Now, Next, Then board b/w First, Then, Last board b/w First, Then board col Now, Next board col First, Next, Then board col Now, Next, Then board col First, Then Last board col Visuals/Symbols I highly recommend cutting out and laminating the individual pieces so that they will be stronger and longer lasting. There are also brief instructions included on the first page of the PDF, however this is a quick and simple resource to put together that will work wonders with you and your students throughout the year. This resource comes with some choice symbols, if you feel there is something that you desperately need please feel free to contact me through the 'Ask a question' tab as a request and I will try my best to add it. Contains 16 pages.
Diwali Comprehension
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Diwali Comprehension

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This resource contains 7 different comprehension activities linked to the celebration on Diwali. Each activity comes with 1 x story page and 1 x questions page. There is a short amount of information provided on each page and then 4 questions on another page - you can see examples in preview/thumbnail pictures. This is great for students to be able to read a passage and recall details from it, answering relevant questions while working on their reading and writing skills. It is related to Diwali to give a twist on the usual comprehension activities. The pages come in black and white for ink friendly printing. The images are eye catching and appropriate for young students who will find them engaging.
CVC Words Spelling Rockets
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CVC Words Spelling Rockets

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This cvc word activity is a great way for you to combine some space and rocket fun into your cvc work. Students look at the image of the cvc word that they need to spell on the triangle (top of the rocket) then use the letters to spell out the cvc word. They build it down from the top of the triangle to make a rocket ship while also forming their cvc words. This is a great way to give your students the opportunity for some hands on work that is engaging and fun for them, while also working on their cvc words and spelling skills The rockets come in both col. and b/w option for your printing preference. We printed onto bright color card to make them more fun and engaging. Vocabulary included; • car • cat • dam • ham • pan • wag • bed • den • hen • net • pen • wet • dig • fin • hit • lid • pig • pit • dog • fox • hop • log • mop • top • bun • cub • gum • hut • mud • sun
UK Coins Piggy Bank Matching
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UK Coins Piggy Bank Matching

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This resource is a fun and engaging activity for students to work on their coin recognition and matching skills. All the coins included in this pack are UK coins. There are 10 different piggy banks included that are filled with different coins. They come in 2 levels - 5 different coins in the piggy bank to match and 8 different coins in the piggy bank to match. You can use real coins or the coins that are provided in this resource pack. I highly recommend each of the individual pieces of this activity so that they will be stronger, longer lasting and re-usable in the future. Students simply match the coins to the prices (1p, 2p etc) in the piggy banks. Also comes in b/w option for your preference.
Humpty Dumpty Crime Scene
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Humpty Dumpty Crime Scene

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This Humpty Dumpty crime scene activity pack is a great addition to your Humpty Dumpty - or Nursery Rhyme - themed topic. With this pack you will be able to create the crime scene of Humpty Dumpty for students to investigate and work on, to try to figure out who pushed Humpty Dumpty off the wall. This activity pack contains a variety of extra resources that can be used as add ons to extend your lesson/unit. Included in this pack is; ♦ Humpty Dumpty Crime Scene Pack Includes instructions and example pictures of how you can set up the crime scene. This pack contains 4 possible suspects - and you can choose who actually pushed Humpty Dumpty just by planting the corresponding clues. There is also a suspect information book which contains information on each of the suspects as well as a suspect check list for students to match their clues to the suspects. At the back is a wanted poster for students to fill in with the suspects details once they have worked out who is guilty of pushing Humpty off the wall. ♦ Comprehension Worksheets A variety of different worksheets that include the 'alibi' of the different characters. ♦ Create Your Own Story Students use the prompts to write their own version of Humpty Dumpty, what happened to him etc. ♦ Certificate A certificate - which you can edit in powerpoint/keynote to add images of your students and their names. The certificate is to congratulate them for solving the crime. ♦ Interviewing Suspects Students can take the place of the suspects and answer the questions that are written down, they can also write their own questions for the suspects and then either answer themselves, pass to other students to answer or have staff answer for them. ♦ Detective Write Up Report Students write up their findings from their investigation. ♦ Newspaper Article A newspaper article template for students to draw/write how the crime was solved, who the culprit was etc. ♦ Story Sequencing Puzzle A simple sequencing puzzle where students read the rhyme of Humpty Dumpty at the top then find the matching images and place them into the correct order on the jigsaw. This pack comes in spelling suitable for both i.e favourite/favorite. Check out how our crime scene went by visiting my blog http://www.teachingautism.co.uk/2017/11/who-pushed-humpty-dumpty-crime-scene.html
Shark Facts Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions
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Shark Facts Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions

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These shark fact themed comprehension packs are a fun and engaging way for your students to work on their comprehension, reading and writing skills. There are 10 different comprehension activities included and all are based on facts of different species of sharks. Each activity consists of 2 pages - a reading passage page and an accompanying questions page. All images and stories in this comprehension pack are based on facts about different species of sharks and will be a perfect addition to your Shark Week. There is a short amount of information provided on each page and then 4 questions on another page. This is great for students to be able to read a passage and recall details from it, answering relevant questions. All pages come in black and white for ink friendly printing. The images are eye catching and appropriate for young students who will find them engaging.
I Am Working For Visual Reward System
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I Am Working For Visual Reward System

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This is a great visual resource to help motivate and encourage students to complete their task(s) or work in order to gain tokens to receive their reward. Students collect a token for each task they complete/minute worked (you choose), once they have achieved all the tokens they get to have their choice activity. It is important for you to offer children the choice of what they want once they have finished their work so that they are motivated to achieve it at the end! This resource comes with two different options of each board (one with a yellow box for choice to go inside, one with black box). It also comes in 4 different difficulty levels. ♦ Level 1: 3 tokens then reward ♦ Level 2: 4 tokens then reward ♦ Level 3: 5 tokens then reward ♦ Level 4: 10 tokens then reward If you are unsure of what your student’s level of working is, I would start at the bottom and use level 1 then build your way up, if you feel your student is capable of working a large amount before achieving their reward then use your professional opinion on where to start them. To put together; ♦ print out the board that you want to use ♦ laminate it and attach velcro bits in each box ♦ cut out and laminate the choice activities provided (or provide your own) and add velcro to the back of them so that they will stick to the box on the page ♦ cut out and laminate your choice of reward coupons (3 different options provided) and also velcro these. You’re done! This is a great resource for encouraging students to work and also to improve how long they are able to work for or how many activities they can complete! This resource comes with some choice symbols, if you feel there is something that you desperately need please feel free to contact me through the ‘Ask a question’ tab as a request and I will try my best to add it. The symbols included so far are; ♦ ball pit ♦ blocks ♦ game (2 options) ♦ book ♦ bubbles ♦ car ♦ computer ♦ lego ♦ iPad ♦ music (2 options) ♦ outside ♦ playground ♦ puppets ♦ relax ♦ sand ♦ time out ♦ choice ♦ toys ♦ train ♦ walk ♦ trampoline ♦ water play.