Interactive floors – an innovative tool used by early childhood education teachers in the educational process and for individual work with children with special needs.The device is equipped with 52 interactive games, all of which are different. Through these games, we can not only teach children to count, but also to learn about different colours, planets, the alphabet, animals, musical instruments, fruit, vegetables, and English.
The aim is to develop children’s coordination, reaction, logical thinking, memory, visual perception, attention, positive emotions, cognitive skills, and language expression, creative, social and communication skills.
Curriculum: this technology is specifically designed for the education of children in early childhood education and primary school. It is a universal educational solution that takes into account the age and individual characteristics of each child. The interactive flooring allows the educational sessions to take place in the format of active games. The innovative tool is designed to develop children’s motor coordination, reaction and logical thinking, to learn about the alphabet, to collect forest products or to play fun games. An important solution for children with special needs.
There are approximately 56 recorded games – counting, sports, language learning, maths activities, world exploration, etc. The games are easy to play, we simply use our legs and arms to complete the tasks. The children can create their own music/ melody, dance in a pile of autumn leaves, pop balloons, jump on pebbles and many other activities. We can “switch on” the imagination and make the game more interesting, for example, we can start a river and float our own boats. Working with children with special needs is a real discovery. The children calm down instantly, get involved in the activities and work together with their friends.
Children learn more by touching, discovering and overcoming different challenges. Teachers plan their activities, discuss different topics with the children, make different tools to integrate into these games, which develop children’s abilities – they become more active, eager, happy to move, and enjoy active activities and games. Walks, runs, crawls, creeps, climbs, jumps in a coordinated and balanced manner, spontaneously and purposefully performs actions that require eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills, and has an interest in the environment and a desire to explore and learn about it. Children are interested in new objects, sights, sounds, movements, and imagining animals, plants, and things they are told or read about. Children are not afraid to do things differently, to be different, to experiment in their own way, to count things, to distinguish between the right and left side of his body, the front of his body, his back.