Playing with Purpose
Using the EYE-100 Domain Strengthening Learning Activities for Measurable Improvements
Providing educators with data is vital to the success of each child’s success in school. Of equal importance is to link all of our assessments with effective intervention. The Early Years Evaluation (EYE-TA) includes a set of 100 fun and engaging play-based learning activities called the EYE-100 Domain Strengthening Activities. These activities were developed by experts in early childhood education, with guidance from a team that included a speech and language pathologist, an occupational therapist, and a physical therapist. The activities were field-tested with a large sample of early childhood educators, and subsequently modified in response to their feedback. These learning activities are rooted in the science of reading literacy and are designed for teachers to use after administering the EYE, to support their complex classroom needs.
Forty of the activities emphasize skills in the Cognitive domain and forty emphasize skills in the Language and Communication domain. An additional set of twenty activities are aimed at strengthening Inquiry and Problem-solving skills. Each activity includes: