HelpKidzLearn Advent Calendar and more online Christmas activity ideas

There is no end to the Christmas fun you can encounter this holiday season. There are so many games and activities for all learners. So I thought I’d share a few with you in addition to the many that you will see posted here over the next few weeks!

HelpKidzLearn have developed a great range of fun, accessible games & activities designed specifically for young children & those with learning difficulties. And for Christmas they have a wonderful online Advent Calendar with 25 days of accessible games and activities, including spot the difference, matching cards, painting activities, jigsaws, error-less choice making games, printables and much more. All of the NEW activities can be accessed using a mouse or touch screen, and thirteen include switch access!

If you are in Australia and New Zealand you can purchase an online subscription and access this great Advent calendar and much more! Just follow the steps outlined on the Spectronics HelpKidzLearn page and you will have a full year of access to the full HelpKidzLearn collection of activities.

Or if you like to read about Christmas you can go to Tarheel Reader and search for the category of Holidays to find lots of written stories that you can turn the page with a switch.

SpecialBites has a selection of switch accessible games with Rudolph and Snowman building that work well for early switch users.

And don’t forget to check out the Christmas Singing Sheep from Shiny Learning where you can enable switch access to make the sheep play music!

There are sure to be more exciting activities posted over the next few weeks so keep your eyes on the blog and enjoy the festive season.

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About Charlene Cullen

Charlene has worked as a speech pathologist, supporting people with complex communication needs and learning disabilities for the past 15 years. She has worked in a variety of roles within the Disability Services of Western Australia, including Senior Speech Pathologist, Rural and Remote Resource Therapist and Regional Team Manager.

Charlene is a trained Key Word Sign (formerly Makaton) presenter, certified Hanen It Takes Two to Talk presenter and a member of the Apple Consultants Network. Charlene is also an official Proloquo2Go / Proloquo4Text trainer, and TBoxApps Trainer for Therapy Box.

Charlene has developed strong skills in and a passion for, the area of AAC and assistive technologies. She enjoys presenting workshops and providing consultancy services to support and educate parents, teachers and therapists in the use and application of inclusive technologies.

Charlene is a full time member of the Professional and Consultancy Services Team at Spectronics.

AGOSCI State Representative for Victoria (2012-present); Key Word Sign Victoria committee member (2012-present).

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