Simplified School Playground Communication Board


Looking for a communication board that’s perfect for pre-K and early elementary school students? The Simplified School Playground Communication Board is a great choice! This board contains a carefully selected set of 55 core vocabulary words, making it easier for younger children to learn and communicate with their peers during recess. Looking for a board with more vocabulary? Checkout our School Playground Communication Board.

Ideal for use on the school playground, this board is designed to promote social communication and inclusion among children with diverse communication abilities. With colorful and engaging visuals, the Simplified School Playground Communication Board encourages children to engage with each other, practice their language skills, and develop meaningful relationships.

Like all of our communication boards, the Simplified School Playground Communication Board is made from high-quality materials to ensure long-lasting durability.  Available in both English and bilingual (English and Spanish) options, this innovative board promotes language learning and helps students develop essential communication skills, regardless of their language background. Whether it’s for social interaction, communication or educational purposes, the Simplified School Playground Communication Board is an indispensable resource for creating an inclusive and dynamic playground environment.

This communication board is available in 3 different materials: Aluminum, Plastic and Wood (see details on our materials section below).



Our Simplified School Playground Communication Board can be customized to suit your specific needs. Add your organization’s name, logo, or any other relevant information to make the board unique to your setting. Just scrolls down to see all the basic customization options and pricing. If you require a different customization, just reach out to us.


  • Designed to promote language learning and effective communication
  • Features essential vocabulary words for the school playground
  • Uses images from the internationally recognized Smarty Symbols image library
  • Internationally recognized color-coding system for easy comprehension
  • Customizable with your organization’s name, logo, or other relevant information
  • Available in durable material options for long-lasting use


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These boards are designed specifically for outdoor/playground areas of school playground. We have included vocabulary words that are more pertinent to school playgrounds.


  1. Plastic (6MM PVC/Sintra): These long-lasting signs are printed with UV ink on durable 6MM PVC plastic, making them suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The plastic boards can be placed on wood back posts or attached to fences using zip ties or other methods.
  2. Aluminum: Made from 3mm aluminum sheets sandwiching a solid polyethylene core, our aluminum signs are weather-resistant and perfect for water activity environments. They are printed with eco-friendly, weather, fade, and abrasion-resistant UV ink, and an optional extra UV protection glossy layer can be added for further protection.
  3. Wooden (High-Density Fiberboard): Weather-resistant wooden signs are printed using a four-color UV printing process on high-density fiberboard. They are eco-friendly and resistant to weather, fading, and abrasion. These signs are approximately 0.5″ thick. If you prefer a more natural look and want an environmentally friendly option, wooden signs might be the right choice.

Estimated Lifespan:5+ years with proper placement and care.

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Smarty Symbols is a company that specializes in creating innovative communication tools designed and speech therapy materials to break communication barriers. Our products are designed to be used in the classroom, at home, and in the community to help bridge the communication gap.  All children deserve to feel included regardless of their different communication modes. We should make sure that public spaces are ready to accommodate all learners. We do this with our proprietary image library of 60,000 images designed for education, our classroom technology, and our new initiative in public spaces with the communication boards.

Smarty Symbols has developed a line of copyrighted communication boards for public spaces called Smarty Boards. We have designed boards for city and school playgrounds, libraries, classrooms, doctor’s offices, waiting rooms, therapy clinics, churches, recreational centers, waterparks and also healthcare communication board. It will make sure children with different communication modes feel included and can fully participate in social interactions in the playground. The board is used for all children in the playground including non-readers and early communicators.

Our board is designed to bridge the communication gap that often exists for non-speaking children and early learners in public spaces such as playgrounds. It will be used as a tool for learning and communication with their peers, teachers, and other school staff and aac device for autism. It can help them practice their language skills and build their confidence in communication.

The board is easy to use! Simply attach it to a wall or fence in the playground. Instructions and ideas for board usage are included on the board. Kids can then use the board by pointing to each word to communicate.

Instructions printed on every board:

  • Teachers: Let’s help normalize the use of this communication board. Children can learn new vocabulary, combine tapping on images to make phrases, and use it to interact with you and their peers. If you are concerned about your student’s speech and language, chat with the speech-language pathologist.Maestros: Ayudemos a normalizar el uso de este tablero de comunicación. Los niños pueden aprender vocabulario nuevo, combinar el toque en las imágenes para formar frases y usarlo para interactuar con usted y sus compañeros.
  • Kids: This is a board that can be used to communicate with your friends. Point to the picture to show what you mean. When a friend points to it, you can read it out-loud and respond using your speech or by pointing to another picture. Niños: este es un tablero que se puede usar para comunicarse con tus amigos. Señale la imagen para mostrar lo que quiere decir. Cuando un amigo lo señala, puedes leerlo en voz alta y responder usando tu voz o señalando otra imagen.
  • Be creative! Have fun! How many different ways of using symbols to communicate can you think of? Invite new friends to play or join in a play with a new friend. All forms of communication matter! ¡Ser creativo! ¡Diviértete! ¿Cuántas maneras diferentes de usar símbolos para comunicarse se te ocurren? Invita a nuevos amigos a jugar o únete a un juego con un nuevo amigo. ¡Todas las formas de comunicación importan!
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  • 👦𝐂𝐇𝐈𝐋𝐃 𝐂𝐎𝐌𝐌𝐔𝐍𝐈𝐂𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝐁𝐎𝐀𝐑𝐃: It is built to withstand outdoor elements and last for 5+ years. Playground communication board made of high-density PVC Sintra plastic and features a weather-resistant, acid-free satin (or glossy) finish. It comes in 3 sizes (M, L & XL) with fade-resistant UV ink in 4 colors (Red, Blue, Green & Black) on eco-friendly plastic, with a 6mm rigidity score and lightweight design. it’s easy to install, With 4 standard grommet holes.
  • 🌈𝐁𝐑𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓 & 𝐄𝐍𝐆𝐀𝐆𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐏𝐇𝐈𝐂𝐒: Our nonverbal communication board for autistic children features vibrant graphics and symbol that inspire kids to participate and interact with it. The graphics are appealing and easy-to-understand, making it ideal for children with diverse learning needs. The autism communication board uses Smarty Symbols, an internationally recognized special education image set, and internationally recognized color coding system for effective communication
  • 🏄𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐋𝐄 & 𝐈𝐍𝐓𝐄𝐑𝐀𝐂𝐓𝐈𝐕𝐄: Our school board for picture exchange communication promotes inclusion in your school. It is suitable for various activities, games and ideal for non-speaking children to practice communication skills. Children can engage in imaginative play, communication exercises, and group games for endless interaction and fun. This board not only provides enjoyment but also helps toddler speech therapy develop important communication skills.
  • 📚𝐄𝐃𝐔𝐂𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐀𝐋 & 𝐅𝐔𝐍: The kids communication device provides a fun and educational tool for kids. It teaches important social and emotional skills, while promoting imaginative play and group games. Children will learn about communication modes, and the board helps develop valuable communication skills that will benefit them. This board is a valuable non verbal communication board for promoting learning and development in a fun, engaging way. Special education classroom must haves.
  • 💯𝐀𝐂𝐂𝐄𝐒𝐒𝐈𝐁𝐋𝐄 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐀𝐋𝐋: Playground Communication board autism is designed with making sure all children feel included in the playground regardless of their communication levels. The symbols design were specifically created for communication. This means that children with diverse learning needs, as well as children with limited language skills, will be able to participate and engage with their peers in the playground. It specially uses as communication device for non verbal kids.



Additional information


Wood, Plastic, Aluminum


Medium ( 27×18 inches), Large (36 x 24 inches), X-Large (45 x30 inches)

Language Options

English Only, Bilingual Instructions, Fully Spanish + English

Background Color

White, Red, Blue, Green, Orange, Brown, Purple, Navy, Gray

Edit Vocabulary

No, Change up to 5 words +$180, Change up to 10 +$300

Custom Icon Design

No Custom Icon, 1 Icon +$180, 2 Icons +$340, 3 Icons +$540, 4 icons +$720


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