I was in a early Head Start Classroom and saw an really fun idea. The teacher had taken pictures of her children, cut them out, laminated them and put velcro on the back and added them to the felt board for your children to manipulate.
of course my brain went on over drive thinking about all the ways this could be used:
Individualized schedule for a child with an IEP: The child could move their picture from activity to activity.
Children can us them as a way to solve problems.
Teachers could use them to tell stories and encourage language.
They could be used to match names to students.
In place of name tags.
Used for graphing
And of course for free play
We have such clever teachers where I now work as an Education, Disability, Mental Health Implementation Specialist (EDM specialist).