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My Fun Day

My Fun Day

1-2 players • 10 min • 3 & up

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Have a fun day with Tibbar rabbit learning the months of the year, and the days of the week along with the four seasons and telling time. Using the colorful wooden board and the fun activity disks help your child build awareness of the key elements in their daily world.

Skills Focus: Telling Time, Fine Motor Skills

Game Includes

  • 1 My Fun Day Board
  • 1 Night and Day Pawn
  • 13 Activity Disks
  • 1 Storage Bag

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How to Play

Children slide and turn the various pieces on the board to indicate the months of the year, days of the week, seasons, weather and time on the clock, while building awareness of the key elements in their daily world. Activity disks included help add to the ways you can play.

Educational Standards

Core Standard*: Speaking & Listening

Speaking & Listening
  • Comprehension and Collaboration : Grade Level K
Language
  • Vocabulary Acquisition and Use : Grade Level K

Skills

Determine

What Does Child Do To Use Skill In The Game?
When prompted, children will look or go outside to determine the weather and then turn the weather knob to the correct location on the My Fun Day activity board.

How Parents Can Assist Learning
Other than prompting the child to examine the weather outside, no special parent assistance is required.

Learning Implications and Educator Support
Other than prompting the child to examine the weather outside, no special parent assistance is required.

Compare

What Does Child Do To Use Skill In The Game?
Children will compare the images on the weather disk and season slider with the conditions outside.

How Parents Can Assist Learning
Other than prompting the child to examine the weather outside, no special parent assistance is required.

Learning Implications and Educator Support
Other than prompting the child to examine the weather outside, no special parent assistance is required.

Remember

What Does Child Do To Use Skill In The Game?
Children may remember certain times of day associated with certain activities or times of years associated with certain objects listed on the disks.

How Parents Can Assist Learning
If a child is having difficulty responding to a prompt, ask questions like "When you last wore you coat, was it cold or hot outside?" or "When its breakfast time, does that happen in the beginning or the end of the day?"

Learning Implications and Educator Support
While not a memory game, My Fun Day involves remembering as children are asked to describe when certain objects are used or certain activities occur.

Practice

What Does Child Do To Use Skill In The Game?
Children may practice putting sliders on the days, months and dates, as well as the hands on the clock into specific times like 3:15 or 6:45.

How Parents Can Assist Learning
Practicing required adult interaction to ask questions, discuss and confirm that the child has put the sliders and moved the hands to the correct days, months, dates and times.

Learning Implications and Educator Support
"My Fun Day activity set provides educators with tools and prompts to work with children to learn about and practice concepts of days, months, dates and times.

Educators may want to augment with other educational tools in the classroom and verbal prompts to enhance learning these concepts."



*Data compiled from CCSSI ELA Standards, WA Science Standards, and Washington Social Studies Standards

Special Needs

Cognitive

Suggestions for How to Modify Play Experience
Most of the activities on My Fun Day are too high a level for young children with cognitive delays.

Communication

Suggestions for How to Modify Play Experience
Use My Fun Day to encourage children with language delays to imitate the adult's speech, naming days, months, numbers, and weather conditions. Use the discs to encourage labeling of objects and actions and to encourage use of sentences (e.g., "Tibbar is kicking.")

Use the My Fun Day discs when actually dressing the child. Look at the weather outside the window and compare the pictures to choose appropriate clothing. Also use the pictures on the discs to talk about activities of the day.

Sensorimotor

Suggestions for How to Modify Play Experience
The sliders on My Fun Day are fixed in their location, so placement is not an issue. The adult may have to help the child manipulate the slider to land in the right position.

Social Emotional/Behavioral

Suggestions for How to Modify Play Experience
Pair discussion of the objects and actions on the discs to the actual weather and clothing that is worn. This makes the activity more meaningful and less frustrating. Children with a short attention span or who are easily frustrated, need concrete references and short activities.

Don't try to go through all of the activities on My Fun Day in one sitting. Break it up as is relates to dressing, planning activities, etc.

Vision

Suggestions for How to Modify Play Experience
My Fun Day is a dense arrangement of different activities and may be too visually complex for children with low vision.

Hearing

Suggestions for How to Modify Play Experience
If the deaf child comprehends the meaning of the items on the board, they will be able to use sign to indicate the correct responses. However, as many deaf children are also have delays in language, this may be too difficult for them.

Paired with the appropriate sign language, My Fun Day may be a fun way to practice the signs for the terms on the board. The discs can prompt the use of signs to convey whole thoughts.

*Data compiled from CCSSI ELA Standards, WA Science Standards, and Washington Social Studies Standards

Autism

My Fun Day is an interactive board for preschoolers to practice identifying the weather, season, days of the week, months of the year, calendar day, and analog time. Parts are movable so the child can move a dial or slider to identify the right answer. Accompanying disks expand the conversation by presenting pictures of items or actions associated with the various aspects on the My Fun Day board.

Autism Strengths & Interests

Short Summary of Strengths & Interests

  • Time concepts and associated activities
  • Weather concepts and associated activities
  • Reasoning about time and weather

Is good at matching visual items

This game is not appropriate

Has a good memory for sensory details, including visual, touch, taste and smell

This game is not appropriate

Has a good memory for words, phrases and dialouge

Is This Game Appropriate? Yes

Description
If time or weather concepts have been practiced, the child may be able to apply them appropriately.

Has a good memory for pictures, numbers and patterns

Is This Game Appropriate? No

Description
To be meaningful, the child must not only remember the sequences, but understand how they are applied in daily life.

Likes to put things in order or a sequence

Is This Game Appropriate? Yes

Description
Many of the items on the board require remembering a sequence. Some children with autism may enjoy doing this.

Learns through visualizing or "replaying" actions in their mind

This game is not appropriate

Likes activities with rules, such as math and phonics

This game is not appropriate

Is very concrete and literal

Is This Game Appropriate? No

Description
Although the board has manipulative aspects, the concepts being taught are abstract.

Learns in small "chunks" (for example, phone numbers are 3 chunks of number xxx-xxx-xxxx that are combined together)

This game is not appropriate

Is good at nonverbal reasoning and logic

This game is not appropriate

Likes spatial problem solving

This game is not appropriate

Can read well with good vocabulary, though may not fully comprehend content

This game is not appropriate

Likes to use and has good fine motor skill

This game is not appropriate

Likes established routines or set ways of doing things
This game is not appropriate

Likes manipulating, constructing or building things

This game is not appropriate

Likes to use and has good musical abilities

This game is not appropriate

Likes to use and has good drawing skills

This game is not appropriate


Autism Special Considerations

Appears to ignore other's communication and/or has difficulty giving eye contact to a communication partner

Is This Game Appropriate for Child with Characteristic? Yes

Can Child with Characteristic Play Game w/o Modification? Yes

Strategies for Developing Compensatory Skills:
As long as the child is listening to the adult and attending to My Fun Day, they can engage in the activities.

Has difficulty understanding complex verbal directions

Is This Game Appropriate for Child with Characteristic? Yes

Can Child with Characteristic Play Game w/o Modification? No

Strategies for Developing Compensatory Skills:
The activities on My Fun Day vary in complexity and required understanding. Understanding the weather is the easiest, as the child can look out of the window and match the pictures to what they see. Some of the other activities require more abstract thinking and may be too challenging. If the child with autism has a facility with numbers, learning these aspects of the board may be of interest.

Uses vocabulary inaccurately or demonstrates echolalia (repeating another's speech)

Is This Game Appropriate for Child with Characteristic? Yes

Can Child with Characteristic Play Game w/o Modification? Yes

Strategies for Developing Compensatory Skills:
Echolalia should not interfere with manipulation of the pieces on the board, but echolalia may interfere with discussion of specific items.

Gets stuck repeating a verbal topic or physical actions and/or has difficulty attending to others' actions or topic.

Is This Game Appropriate for Child with Characteristic? No

Can Child with Characteristic Play Game w/o Modification? No

Strategies for Developing Compensatory Skills:
The My Fun Day board is visually complex and has a variety of activities at different developmental levels. Fixation on a specific topic or physical actions not related to activities on the board will interfere with focus of attention and performance.

Has difficulty producing speech/communication

Is This Game Appropriate for Child with Characteristic? Yes

Can Child with Characteristic Play Game w/o Modification? Yes

Strategies for Developing Compensatory Skills:
Although discussion of the activities on the board is preferred, the activities can be completed successfully without the child discussing their actions. The adult should note the child's actions and comment on the child's responses and explain why inaccurate responses are not correct.

Has difficulty sequencing multi-step actions and/or doing complex abstract tasks

Is This Game Appropriate for Child with Characteristic? No

Can Child with Characteristic Play Game w/o Modification? No

Strategies for Developing Compensatory Skills:
There are numerous activities in My Fun Day involving different thought patterns and actions. Doing more than one or two activities at a time may be too challenging and cause frustration or inattention.

Demonstrates difficulty initiating and maintaining social interactions

Is This Game Appropriate for Child with Characteristic? Yes

Can Child with Characteristic Play Game w/o Modification? Yes

Strategies for Developing Compensatory Skills:
Social interaction is not needed beyond responding to the adult's requests for actions in relation to the different components of My Fun Day. Joint discussion beyond just providing the correct answer, however, should be encouraged.

Acts out or demonstrates avoidance behaviors when frustrated, overwhelmed, or needs more sensory input.

Is This Game Appropriate for Child with Characteristic? Yes

Can Child with Characteristic Play Game w/o Modification? No

Strategies for Developing Compensatory Skills:
Because the My Fun Day board is complicated and requires many abstract thinking processes, it may be too challenging and therefore frustrating to the child. Breaking down the activities so they are done over the course of the day may be appropriate for children who understand the time and weather concepts. For those children functioning at a lower level, My Fun Day is not a good choice.

Has short attention span for non-preferred activities

Is This Game Appropriate for Child with Characteristic? Yes

Can Child with Characteristic Play Game w/o Modification? No

Strategies for Developing Compensatory Skills:
Because the My Fun Day board is complicated and requires many abstract thinking processes, it may be too challenging and therefore a non-preferred activity. Breaking down the activities, so they are done in short time periods over the course of the day may be appropriate for children who understand the time and weather concepts.

Needs sameness or consistent routines and/or has difficulty with transitions from one activity to another

Is This Game Appropriate for Child with Characteristic? Yes

Can Child with Characteristic Play Game w/o Modification? Yes

Strategies for Developing Compensatory Skills:
If My Fun Day is done in the same way each day, it will become a routine. Follow the child's lead in terms of preference for the individual activities to maintain interest.

Has difficulty understanding others' feelings, intentions, and the reasons for others' actions.

Is This Game Appropriate for Child with Characteristic? Yes

Can Child with Characteristic Play Game w/o Modification? Yes

Strategies for Developing Compensatory Skills:
Understanding others' feelings, intentions, and the reasons for their actions is not necessary for the child to participate in the activity with others.

*Data compiled from CCSSI ELA Standards, WA Science Standards, and Washington Social Studies Standards

Extended Play

Extra Ways to Play the Game
For older preschoolers, have them make up a story adding the elements on the board. For example, "It was a Monday and it was snowing, so I put on my warm coat to go outside."

Materials Needed
No additional materials needed.

Developmental Benefits
Development of the ability to tell a story is critical for literacy development. The items on My Fun Day can act as interesting details that children might not ordinarily include in their narrative.

*Data compiled from CCSSI ELA Standards, WA Science Standards, and Washington Social Studies Standards

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How to Play Video & Transcript

Welcome to Simply Fun's how to play with my fun day a fun activity board that helps kids learn about the calendar, telling time, weather and more.

You can enjoy my fun day with one to two players ages 3 and up. My fun day is great for developing life and thinking skills such as telling time it also helps with identifying days of the week and months of the year as well.

As the seasons my fun day also helps develop fine motor skills as you move the clock hands sliders and dials on the board. My fun day can be used both upright and flat.

To position the board upright place it on the two wooden feet. Set the Sun and Moon pawn next to the board to indicate nighttime or daytime.

Stack the activity discs near the board. These discs are a great way to help build your child's understanding of how the board can relate to their world.

There are lots of ways to engage with your child and help them learn about their world.

The board, pawn and activity discs can be used to help give context to the times of day or night and how the seasons or weather can make a difference to what they wear.

Look outside to see what the weather is like and then share it with Tibbar Rabbit by turning the dial to the correct picture.

Using the disks, identify which items you might need. There are four seasons in a year, move the slider to show what season it is. Using the night and day pawn choose a side and move the hands on the clock to a specific time—then help teach what the clock looks like at certain times of day using the pictures on the disks to help your child understand how it relates to their activities.

Let Tibbar Rabbit help your child learn the days of the week telling time and more with SimplyFun’s My Fun Day.

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