My 1st Career Gear Fire Fighter

Promoted Skills

Product Description

Fire fighter costume shirt has printed designs, front Velcro closures and a clear pocket for a personalized nametag.

Communicative 4

Skills

  • Turn taking and sharing can be incorporated into play.
  • Build storytelling skills and language using fire fighting as the subject.
  • Life skills such as putting on a shirt and using Velcro closures can be practiced.
  • Social skills can be incorporated into play as children take turns wearing the costume and rescuing a person in need.  Negotiation skills and verbal communication also emerge.

Play Ideas

  • Read a book about fire fighters and then act out the story wearing this costume.
  • Build a story together. Begin a story and have each person take a turn and add an element.
  • Incorporate your own toys such as stuffed animals to rescue, fire hat, boots, and a hose to embellish pretend play. This can help make pretend play more concrete for children who have difficulty with imagination.

Adaptation Ideas

  • For children who are non-verbal, pre-record a message, such as “Emergency response is on its way!” Or “I’m here to help, what is your emergency?” on a tape recorder. Then act out a pretend play scene where the child can press the switch to activate her line during play.

Physical 3

Skills

  • Life skills such as putting on a shirt and using Velcro closures can be practiced.
  • Gross motor skills can be enhanced as children move around and pretend to fight fires.
  • Fine motor skills are used to connect the Velcro closures.

Play Ideas

  • Read a book about fire fighters while wearing this costume. This activity may help children be a part of active play when they are in a stationary position.

Adaptation Ideas

  • For children who are seated in wheelchairs, cut the side seams and sleeves off the costume so it can be worn as a smock and taken easily on and off.

Social/Emotional 4

Skills

  • Turn taking and sharing can be incorporated into play.
  • Life skills such as putting on a shirt and using Velcro closures can be practiced.
  • Social skills can be incorporated into play as children take turns wearing the costume and rescuing a person in need.  Negotiation skills and verbal communication also emerge.

Play Ideas

  • Read a book about fire fighters and then act out the story wearing this costume.
  • Build a story together. Begin a story and have each person take a turn and add an element.
  • Incorporate your own toys such as stuffed animals to rescue, fire hat, boots, and a hose to embellish pretend play. This can help make pretend play more concrete for children who have difficulty with imagination.

Developmental Processes Promoted

Additional Details

Approximate Price:
$10.95
Age Range:
3-99
Washability:
Machine Wash
Storability:
Folds Flat
Directions:
None
Levels of Play:
One Level

AblePlay Rating

My 1st Career Gear Fire Fighter

Developmental Skill Rating (1-5)
Physical 3
Sensory 3
Communicative 4
Cognitive 4
Social/Emotional 4

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