Home Products Contests Training Support News About Us
Products Product PageCart: empty
Keywords
Grades to All Mainstream Special Education
Sherston Skills Builders - 6 CD Set
Windows and Mac versions on same CD Networkable Switch Accessible SMART Board Compatible
Item #: 2283
Gr. K-2, Inclusion
*Now available as an online annual subscription service with unlimited school use at only $269 for schools under 200 students and $349 for large schools.

Give your early learning program a jump-start with the Skills Builders series! Designed by a teacher with twenty-one years of classroom experience, this series gives children a forum to practice skills essential to their success in science and mathematics. The 6 CDs include: Identification Skills, Observation Skills, Memory Skills, Listening Skills, Matching Skills, and Sorting Skills. Each program is ideal for individual, small group, or classroom use.

The clear, simple interface makes navigating the software a cinch. The series is switch-enabled, providing equal access to learners with special needs.

View a presentation of Matching Skills:



Each program offers four activities, four levels of difficulty, plus a choice of these eight familiar topics: food, home, clothes, animals, play, transport, letters, and numbers. Every activity can be played with numbers, words, or pictures, plus each activity screen provides full audio support. Teacher options can be used to configure timing, font and background colors, pointer size, difficulty levels, and activity selection.

Key features:
  • Enabled for use with mouse, switch, or spacebar.
  • Four activities in each program.
  • Four levels of difficulty for differentiation by ability.
  • Full audio support, accessible for non-readers.
  • Choice of eight familiar topics for each activity.
  • Every activity can be played with numbers, words, and pictures.
  • Every program element is configurable through teacher options.
  • Simple interface with colorful images.
  • Optional animated "rewards".


Identification Skills helps students develop picture/word association skills as well as recognize the object attributes used to sort and identify objects. The activities in this program include: Find, Size, Color, and Match.

Observation Skills focuses on helping student develop the skills they need to recognize and understand pattern and shape. By observing shapes carefully, learners can begin to recognize and discriminate numbers, letters, and symbols. The four activities in this program are: Zoom, Guess What?, Bit by Bit, and Both Squares

With Memory Skills, users practice exercises to build confidence in their short-term memory skills. Verbal instructions are reinforced with visual images, and instructions can be replayed using the "Repeat Speech" button. The activities in this program help teach the "silent rehearsal" technique for memory improvement. Students may choose to work with 2, 3, 4, or 5 images at a time. Activities include: Sequence, Pairs, What's missing?, and Where was it?

In Listening Skills, students employ listening as a skill to match, sequence, and recall words or pictures. Learners must distinguish between what they "did" and "did not" hear. This is a great program for developing memory skills, as well as word-to-picture association. Activities include: Sound the same?, Vanish, Sequence, and Did you hear?

Matching Skills challenges students to identify attributes of pictures and objects, making this a great program to teach early classification skills. The same pictures can be matched exactly, or by size. There are also activities for matching by color, or picture parts. Activities include: Match exactly, Match color, Match size, and Match pieces.

Sorting Skills are developed through extensive work with sets of objects, letter, or numbers. Students select items to move, take away, or add to sets in order to complete the activities. Activities include: Sort color, It fits, It doesn't fit, and Which set?



Identification Skills Windows & Mac versions on same CD Networkable Switch Accessible SMART Board Compatible
Identification Skills is designed to focus students' attention on the development of word to picture association as well as identifying attributes of given objects. Both of these skills are fundamental in learning to identify and sort objects. At the same time there are opportunities for the development of listening skills, vocabulary extension, and the ability to follow instructions. The activities in this program include: Find, Size, Color, and Match. Each activity has four levels of difficulty, plus a choice of these eight familiar topics: food, home, clothes, animals, play, transport, letters, and numbers. Every activity can be played with numbers, words, or pictures, plus each activity screen provides full audio support. Teacher options can be used to configure timing, font and background colors, pointer size, difficulty levels, and activity selection.
Observation Skills Windows & Mac versions on same CD Networkable Switch Accessible SMART Board Compatible
Observation skills are central to the development of scientific knowledge and vital for the development of mathematical concepts such as pattern and shape. Observation Skills focuses on helping student develop the skills they need to recognize and understand pattern and shape. By observing shapes carefully, learners can begin to recognize and discriminate difficult numbers, letters, and symbol such as 5 and S, or 9, b, d, p and q or h, n and m. The clear, simple interface makes navigating the software a cinch. The series is switch-enabled, providing equal access to learners with special needs.
Memory Skills Windows & Mac versions on same CD Networkable Switch Accessible SMART Board Compatible
With Memory Skills, users practice exercises to build confidence in their short-term memory skills. Verbal instructions are reinforced with visual images, and instructions can be replayed using the "Repeat Speech" button. The activities in this program help teach the "silent rehearsal" technique for memory improvement. Students may choose to work with 2, 3, 4, or 5 images at a time, allowing for differentiation by ability.

Activities include: Sequence, Pairs, What's missing?, and Where was it? Each of these activities has four levels of difficulty, plus a choice of these eight familiar topics: food, home, clothes, animals, play, transport, letters, and numbers.
Listening Skills Windows & Mac versions on same CD Networkable Switch Accessible SMART Board Compatible
In Listening Skills, students employ listening as a skill to match, sequence, and recall words or pictures. Learners must distinguish between what they "did" and "did not" hear. This is a great program for developing memory skills, as well as word-to-picture association. Activities include: Sound the same?, Vanish, Sequence, and Did you hear? There are four levels of difficulty, plus a choice of these eight familiar topics: food, home, clothes, animals, play, transport, letters, and numbers. Every activity can be played with numbers, words, or pictures, plus full audio support is always available for non-readers. Teacher options can be used to configure timing, font and background colors, pointer size, difficulty levels, and activity selection.
Matching Skills Windows & Mac versions on same CD Networkable Switch Accessible SMART Board Compatible
Matching Skills challenges students to identify attributes of pictures and objects, making this a great program to teach early classification skills. The same pictures can be matched exactly, or by size. There are also activities for matching by color, or picture parts. Activities include: Match exactly, Match color, Match size, and Match pieces. Activities include: Match exactly, Match color, Match size, and Match pieces. Every activity has four levels of difficulty, plus a choice of these eight familiar topics: food, home, clothes, animals, play, transport, letters, and numbers. They can be played with numbers, words, or pictures, plus each activity screen provides full audio support. Teacher options can be used to configure timing, font and background colors, pointer size, difficulty levels, and activity selection.
Sorting Skills Windows & Mac versions on same CD Networkable Switch Accessible SMART Board Compatible
Sorting Skills are developed through extensive work with sets of objects, letter, or numbers. Students select items to move, take away, or add to sets in order to complete the activities. Activities include: Sort color, It fits, It doesn't fit, and Which set? Activities include: Sort color, It fits, It doesn't fit, and Which set? Each activity has four levels of difficulty, plus a choice of these eight familiar topics: food, home, clothes, animals, play, transport, letters, and numbers. Students can work with numbers, words, or pictures, plus each activity screen provides full audio support for non-readers. Teacher options can be used to configure timing, font and background colors, pointer size, difficulty levels, and activity selection.


Click to enlarge image














Minimum system requirements: Win 95+, P-233, 64 Mb RAM recommended, 16 bit color, sound card. Vista compatible.

Mac OS 8.6 for classic, or OS x 10.2 for native, 16 bit color, 233 MHz

Compatible with Intel based Apple Macs
All About Series - 7 CD Set Windows & Mac versions on same CD Networkable Gr. K-3, Inclusion
Children explore and learn, all with simple clicks of the mouse. The award-winning series includes: All About Ourselves, All About Weather and Seasons, All About Shape and Space, All About Materials, All About Number at Level 1, All About Number at Level 2 and All About Toys.
Leaps and Bounds Series - 4 CD Set Windows compatible Gr. K-1, Inclusion
Colorful characters, stimulating sound effects, and whimsical activities provide children with fun opportunities for experimentation, problem-solving, language development, fine-motor skill development, sound discrimination, and more.