Using Cues and Visuals

Cues and visuals are quick, clear reminders that help children know what they are supposed to do

Classroom rules and expectations can be complicated and confusing! Cues and visuals help children know what is expected or what comes next. They also provide a clear way for them to express their ideas. This suite explores effective visuals and cues for your classroom. You can also find resources below from the Head Start Center for Inclusion filled with visuals to print and use with all children.

Critical Skills Highlighted

Implementing Effective Cues

Quick verbal or non-verbal reminders of an expected behavior, such as songs to clean up.

Using Effective Visuals

Signs, charts, or printed schedules that help children to see what is expected, the steps of an activity, or their choices.

Supporting Every Learner

Visuals are a power tool for supporting children with disabilities and Dual Language Learners.

VIDEO 1

Cues in Action

This lesson explores effective cues. Cues are quick verbal or non-verbal reminders of an expected behavior, such as songs to clean up.

VIDEO 2

Visuals in Action

Visuals are signs, charts, or printed schedules that help children to see what is expected, the steps of an activity, or their choices.

IMPLEMENT THIS STRATEGY

Cues and Visuals to Support Every Learner

The Head Start Center for Inclusion: Visuals & Supports

Visuals are especially helpful for children who may be non-verbal or have limited speech. They're also helpful for those that need extra support around routines and processes, such as children with disabilities or Dual Language Learners. Explore the Head Start Center for Inclusion’s collection of effective, free, printable visuals.