Teaching with Pictures

April 04, 2014

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Why Real Photo Games for Early Childhood Education?

Teaching ideologies such as Montessori have long understood the importance of focusing on fact rather than fiction in the materials used for teaching young children. The closer the educational experiences are to real life, the easier it is for children to make the links and connections to their real world experiences, and to recognize and transfer the learning value when they later encounter the real thing in nature. Read More...

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April 04, 2014

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Classroom Bingo

Classroom bingo is a fun teaching tool for use at home or in the classroom. With Stages’ Picture Recognition Bingo kids won’t even know that they’re learning while they listen intently to match the beautiful photographs on their player’s card with the corresponding words spoken by the instructor! Read More...

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April 02, 2014

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Why Real Photos? What about cartoons?

Iconicity refers to the degree of resemblance between a picture and the object that it depicts. A cartoon image, for example, would have a low degree of iconicity, while a photograph would have a higher degree of iconicity. Read More....

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April 02, 2014

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Not Just Why… How? – Get them Engaged!

Just using realistic pictures to interact with and teach children is not enough. The key is in the specific ways that you use the pictures to build vocabulary, communication, literacy and critical thinking skills. Read More... 

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April 02, 2014

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Background on Teaching Autism Language with Pictures

When very young children first begin to learn language skills, they learn new words by hearing the spoken word tied to the actual object. In just a few months, children start to understand that a picture is actually a symbol for a real object, so you can start to teach language using pictures instead of real objects. Read More...

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