Choose the classification system you would like to use:

Newsletter sign up

Sign up to the monthly newsletter to hear about the latest free resources.

Sign me up to:



Language and Communication Activities to develop categorising items by where you find them/location  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


These activities will help your child to sort/categorise items by where they are found. These activities can help support children who have word finding difficulties.

You may find the following information sheets useful:

Word Finding Difficulties

Early years skill:Numbers
Early years typical range:30-50m
P-scales/Curriculum skill:Maths Using and Applying
P-scales/Curriculum level:P7
TAP skill:Expressive Language
TAP level:TAP42
Pre/Nat. Curriculum Area:not specified
Pre/Nat. Curiculum Standard:not specified
Section:Early Years (0-5yrs) info; Primary (5-11yrs) info
Activity/strategy name and materials required How to do the activity Key principles for doing the activity and comments
Soring by location activity

1. Print and cut out the resource.

2. Choose how many categories your child is going to sort - it may be best to start with 2 or 3, before making it harder by adding extra categories.

3. Shuffle the items to be sorted. Each take a turn at choosing an item, naming it and placing in the correct location.

4. If your child is finding challenging to name items, use some of the strategies in the word finding information sheet linked above.  

Make a collage

- Paper

- Glue

- A selection of pictures from your chosen category.

1. Choose the categories you are going to sort into and label the pieces of paper with the category, e.g. farm and beach.

2. Prepare some pictures that fit within each category - you could use objects if you have them.

3. Encourage your child to make a picture of your chosen location by selecting the correct items that would belong in that location and sticking/placing them on to the paper.

4. Name the items as you stick them.

If you find the Commtap site useful, please fill out a review of it on EdTech impact. This really helps us to get funding to continue running the site. Thank you!
Ads on this page are provided by Google Adsense - and their presence does not imply any endorsement by Commtap. Report a problem with an ad on this page. Log in (for free) to avoid seeing ads.