Video 1.6: Routine in a program – taking turns

A teacher facilitates a game of peek-a-boo between two boys with special needs. She embeds learning by encouraging communication with signs. She also supports turn-taking (running time: 1 min. 23 sec.).

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This video clip shows a teacher in a preschool classroom working with two boys with special needs.  She facilitates a game of peek-a-boo using simple signs and encourages turn taking.


I’m in Book Center with a little boy named Rashawn and a little boy named Connor, and we’re playing peek-a-boo with each other. It started out as just a free-play activity with Connor and Rashawn came over and wanted to have a turn.

I was prompting Connor to say where is Rashawn and then he would pull the sheet off. And we practiced taking turns with each other.

At this time, we’re using sign language to help Connor to say short sentences like, “I want a turn” or “Where is Rashawn?” So then the boys would lay down, and we’d cover them up and Rashawn would say, “Where is Connor?” Then, they would begin to laugh. So, a lot of their goals were embedded in this short activity.