Turn taking is a necessary skill for social success in all environments. Turn taking is necessary when it comes to developing friendships, communicating with others and playing games. Some children need to be taught turn taking skills and should be offered many opportunities to practice in real life situations.
Turn taking involves skills such as:
- a social understanding of why we share
- self regulation skills
- what to do when waiting
- knowing when to take a turn
- Aided Language Stimulation Board - Pop-up Pirate
An Aided Language Stimulation board for Pop-up Pirate.
- Aided Language Stimulation Board - Mr Potato Head
An Aided Language Stimulation Board to use when playing with Mr Potato Head.
- Aided Language Stimulation Board - Beetle Game
An Aided Language Stimulation Board to use with the Beetle Game.
- Whose Turn on the Trampoline
This resource can be used to teach children to take turns on a trampoline.
- Whose Turn on the Swing
This resource can be used to teach children to take turns on a swing.
- How to Teach Turn Taking
Some steps for teaching turn taking from 'The Autism Project' (Rhode Island)
- How to teach your child to take turns
Some tips and ideas from the University of South Florida.
- Whose Turn Template
This resource is used to help children learn to take turns.
- Playground turn taking
A visual for teaching children to wait for a turn on equipment in the playground
- Taking turns
This resource can be used as a prompt for teaching children to share or wait for a turn when playing a game or with toys.
This resource can be used as a prompt for teaching children to wait for a turn.
- Taking Turns: how to make it easier for your child with special needs
From www.friendshipcircle.org/blog/ - 9 ideas that will help teach turn taking to your child.