Lakeshore has special needs educational products to help inspire every child.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Speech & Language Delays
These hands-on materials from Lakeshore Learning are perfect for your special education classroom. Great sensory bin items for fine motor practice.
What’s the Sound? Word Sliders $19.99 Our easy-to-use sliders help children explore simple 3-letter words! Each slider features a CVC word and a corresponding illustration. Children simply slide the panel to cover one letter of the word—then identify the missing letter as they say the word sound by sound!
Kids get ready to read—one skill at a time! Our hands-on center guides children along the path to reading step-by-step. First, children complete alphabet puzzles to learn letter sounds…then they use picture cards & letter tiles to build simple words. Next, kids progress to tracing sight-words with fun-to-touch tactile word cards. Finally, children put it all together to read an entire book...all on their own!
Kids master rhyming sounds as they match word tiles to our adorable houses…and drop them in! Each sturdy chipboard house has a word printed on front, with a cute picture clue that helps kids identify the rhyming sound. Children just find the illustrated tiles that match the rhyme on each house…then slip them through the window to sort them into their “homes.” When kids are done, they can open the magnetic roof to take out the tiles—and check their answers against the words printed on back!
Special education classroom ideas: These Lakeshore Learning products are perfect for any special education classroom!
Touch & Read Phonics Match - Complete Set: With our engaging match-ups, children master CVC words, vowel sounds, and blends and digraphs—one phoneme at a time! Kids just select a word card and touch the textured dots as they say each sound. Then they read the full word—and find its matching picture card!
Change-A-Sound Flip Books: Give kids the targeted phonics practice they need to boost early reading skills—one sound at a time! Our easy-to-use books each focus on beginning, middle or ending sounds. Kids just flip the pages to create 3 to 4 simple words that change by one letter at a time…and see how changing a sound can change a word—and its meaning!