What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
        
 
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  

Resources

   

MILO BEAR HELPS CHILDREN LEARN TO COMMUNICATE

     Home  >  Articles  > Tools & Forms
by Sarah Buckwald

Related: communication skills, children with special needs educational toy, gardner's eight intelligences,



Get More Info
Simply enter your email address at the bottom to get in touch.

MILO Bear, an educational toy for children with special needs, uses Gardner's eight intelligences to help children build communication skills.

the milo backpack kitA Multiple Intelligence Learning Opportunity—MILO—bear is an educational tool created for kids with special needs. MILO is a plush toy bear that was created by Jennifer Baldi, a speech-language pathologist. It is designed for children ages 3 and older to help them communicate. The bear has eight pockets that correspond to Gardner’s eight intelligences—nature, world, music, people, math, body, picture, and self. The strategy is that the child sees a picture on the pocket with a toy inside and needs to communicate to get that toy.

By observing a child play with MILO, a therapist can see his or her strengths and focus on addressing communication weaknesses. Therapists can also use MILO as a tool to train parents to carry the skills learned in the session to their home. MILO not only helps engage children with new lessons, but also gives them a structured learning environment to improve.

“MILO encourages parents and teachers to use this information to develop skills and to be a part of the learning process,” Baldi says. “MILO gives children choices, which creates an opportunity for them to communicate. Most importantly, MILO is fun!”

MILO comes with a backpack that includes eight toy and activity bags that correspond to the pockets, activity cards with suggested play strategies and encouragement ideas for the toys, and the book Playtime with MILO, which shows children how MILO plays with the toys.

 


Send Me More Info

Enter the code: 8695                   
Please send me NYMetroParents weekend highlights newsletter.

More Tools & Forms Articles

MILO Bear Helps Children Learn to Communicate

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local Tools & Forms Sponsors


Moonlight Pediatrics
27 Indian Rock Plaza, Route 59
Suffern, NY
845-357-KIDS (5437)
After hours urgent care for ages infants-21. We ar...

USDAN Center For The Creative And Performing Arts
185 Colonial Springs Road
Wheatley Heights , NY
631-643-7900
Music - Art - Theater - Dance - Nature - Writing -...

Star of the Sea Montessori
310 New York Ave.
Huntington Village, NY
631-271-4626 or 631-599-4080
Star of the Sea Montessori is an unique school for...

Clay Art Center
40 Beech St.
Port Chester, NY
914-937-2047 x222
The Clay Art Center, founded in 1957 by Katherine ...

Apples and Oranges Kids Clothes
120 Bon Air Ave
New Rochelle, NY
917-744-8994
Apples & Oranges Kids Clothes is an exclusive onli...
See Our Tools & Forms Directory

local zones

Nassau

Nassau cont.

Suffolk

Suffolk cont.

Westchester

Westchester cont.

Fairfield

Rockland

Rockland cont.

Queens

Queens cont.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn cont.

Manhattan

Copyright 2015 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE