Hands-on learning helps teach children important life skills at an early age. Teaching life skills at an early age is an important part of raising a child affected by autism. Regardless of a child’s ability level, practicing life skills now can best prepare them for success throughout their life. Basic self-help skills, such as dressing, eating, and grooming are an essential part of daily life. These skills should be taught at a young age so that children can continue to develop them as they grow.

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Children gain an understanding of life skills by imitating others and through hands-on exploration and practice. Games, toys, and pretend play that introduce life skills at an early age can help prepare children for real life experiences in the future. The products on this page teach important life skills such as telling time, counting and using money, and healthy eating habits.

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The All About Me Mirror Boards have been a fantastic asset to my class. I have emotion flash cards that we've used for many years to help identify emotions - happy, sad, surprised, angry, etc. Now we use them along with these mirrors. We identify the picture and then I have the students imitate that emotion in a mirror.

Jennifer F., Teacher, Evanston, IL


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Ages 5
$24.99
Cash Pax® Money Briefcase
Time Activity Mat
Ages 5
$44.99
New Sprouts® Munch It!
Ages Under 2
$24.99
New Sprouts® Cook it!
Giant Magnetic Gallon Set
Pupil Clock Dials, Set of 10
Giant Classroom Money Kit
Classroom Clock Kit
New Sprouts® Serve it!
Money Bags™ A Coin Value Game
Big Time™ Student Clock
Big Time™ Demonstration Clock
Big Time™ Mini Clock
Double-Sided Magnetic Human Body
Pretend & Play® Ice Cream Shop
Magnetic Time Activity Set
Double-Sided Magnetic Money
All About Me 2 in 1 Mirrors
Ages Under 2
$32.99
Pretend & Play® Doctor Set
Magnetic Healthy Foods
Magnetic Daily Schedule Clocks
All About Me Mirror Boards
Money Jar
Ages 3
$14.99
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