Overview - LIFE SKILLS GAMES SET OF 10
PCI Life Skills Programs, written by Janie Haugen-McLane, are comprised of ten board games that focus on life skills while promoting independence, socialization, and positive behavior. These games feature a total of 1000 questions and practice activities. They are being used by many teachers to guide students in how to become successful in the subject of life.
Proven to be effective for students with special learning and behavioral needs, the games also help students learn how to act at school, at home, and in the community. These games are ideal for self-contained and resource classrooms as well as inclusive teaching settings because no one loses these noncompetitive games.
Game Play & Draw Cards
There are two easy-to-play formats for the board games. One features questions on the board and the draw cards, and the other features questions on the draw cards only. Each game has 100 questions. Also included with each game are five blank draw cards so that teachers can customize the game with questions specifically designed for their students.
A comprehensive teacher's guide is included with each game. The teacher's guide features all questions along with possible answers. A practice activity to reinforce the content of each question is included to facilitate further learning and discussion. These practice activities can be incorporated into gameplay or used after gameplay to review and reinforce concepts.
Individual Progress Reports
Six individual progress reports are included to evaluate student learning on an ongoing basis. Progress reports present strategies for use and multiple opportunities to evaluate student knowledge for each question in the game, including customized teacher-created questions.
A 10-pack of additional individual progress reports and 20 additional blank draw cards for each game are also available (sold separately).
Behavior Skills: Learning How People Should Act is designed to teach appropriate behavior in various settings. The game teaches players which behaviors are acceptable and which are not acceptable.
Community Skills: Learning to Function in Your Neighborhood is one of eight Life Skills Series I games designed to teach appropriate behavior in various settings. The game helps players function safely in their neighborhood or community.
Cooking Class: Learning About Food Preparation is designed to introduce cooking skills and kitchen safety. This program teaches individuals to prepare and plan well-balanced meals. Students learn about recipes, kitchen utensils, sorting leftovers, and cooking on a stovetop.
Looking Good: Learning to Improve Your Appearance is designed to teach appropriate clothing choices and maintaining proper grooming and personal hygiene habits.
Money Skills: Learning to Manage Your Money teaches individuals to manage their personal finances from counting money to paying bills and making shopping lists.
Safety Skills: Learning How to Be Careful is designed to teach players to function safely in areas of home, health, community, and recreation.
Social Skills: Learning to Get Along with Other People isÿdesigned to teach appropriate behavior and social skills in various settings.
Survival Skills: Learning Words, Signs, and Symbolsÿteaches players to read and recognize vocabulary words and symbols on signs in the communityÿnecessary to safely function in everyday life.
Workplace Skills: Learning How to Function On the Jobÿteaches players to find a job and reinforces workplace rules and expectations.
You Tell Me: Learning Basic Information helps players increase self-esteem by engaging in age-appropriate conversation and being able to identity important information about themselves and their daily life.
||Each Game Includes:
|• Behavior Skills
• Community Skills
• Cooking Class
• Looking Good
• Money Skills
|• Safety Skills
• Social Skills
• Survival Skills
• Workplace Skills
• You Tell Me
|• Game Board
• 15 Draw Cards & 5 Blank Cards
• 6 Game Pieces & 1 Die
• 6 Progress Reports
• Teacher's Guide
Reading Level: Nonreaders+
Interest Level: 3-12