Free Visual Support:Play Web (PDF)
This is an example of a play web to help organize creative, imaginative play for children at the emerging language stage of development. Play webs offer visual choices of ways to engage with the toys. This particular example illustrates play options for wooden trains. The circular construction of the web conveys choice rather than a linear sequence of steps for play. Each play suggestion is represented in simple verb-object phrases, allowing the child to select any play figurine to execute the actions. Each word in the captions is visually supported and color coded in an effort to ensure comprehension and to facilitate the development of early sentence structures. The video briefly describes the support and its uses.