Coding is all the "Thing" right now - for ALL ages.
But what is it and why do you want to include it in sessions?
The very basics are Sequencing, Planning, Logic, Cause & Effect and Memory. All good stuff that you already address - Now just make it Hi-Tec & Cool!
Meet Jack, theProgrammable mouse, this cute little fellow is ready to follow commands given in a sequence. Use the double-sided directional/coding cards to plan a step-by-step path for Jack to follow. This little guy makes it easy. Plan your route to get to a designated spot, maybe around an obstacle to touch a yellow block of pretend cheese. (i.e. - 3 steps forward, turn left, forward two steps, left...) now press the arrow buttons on Jack's back in that order. Laying out the cards will help you plan and remember the steps. Then hit go. Did he make it or do you need to make changes to the route?
CONGRATULATIONS - You just did code-programming! Jack measures 4"L and requires 3 AAA batteries (not included).
Coding is motivating for all ages!
An amazing robot in a teeny-tiny body. Clients , young and not so young, will be fascinated by his ability to read and follow a simple drawn line. ANY LINE, ANY PAPER, ANY MARKER - REALLY! Use red, he turns red, blue, green the same. Suddenly drawing broad, firm lines and smooth curves that he can follow becomes the goal.
For more of a challenge... Add the add small spots of color - in the correct order, and now you have given Ozobot a command. Turn Around; Go faster; Turn left... Design a path with dead ends or road blocks and code him to turn around or avoid that turn all together. But Ozo can not read scribble, so lines and color codes need to be drawn with some care with attention to detail. Use any paper. Extra large sheets on the floor, can encourage upper extremity weight bearing while working. Use codes to correctly follow a word or name written in cursive. You can also use him on an ipad or go online to design patterns that you then print out.