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Language and Communication Activities to develop the pronouns 'him' and 'her'.  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


These activities will help your child develop understanding and use of the pronouns 'him' and 'her'.

Early years skill:Communication and Language
Early years typical range:30-50m
P-scales/Curriculum skill:English Speaking
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
Play with dolls

A male doll

A female doll

2 identical sets of items, e.g. toy food, counters, any small items.


1. Explain to the child that you are going to play a game that will help them learn 'him and 'her.

2. Set out the dolls and the items. Explain that you call the male doll 'him' and the female doll, 'her'.

3. Give you child instructions - e.g. give the cup to him, give the plate to her.

4. After a few turns, ask your child to give you an instruction using the word 'him' or 'her'.

Before woring on him/her, make sure your child can understand and use he/she - click here for activities to develop these concepts.

Him/her sorting game

1. Print and cut out the sorting game resource.

2. Place the him/her cards in front of your child. 

3. Explain that we use a word called 'him' to describe a boy and 'her' to describe a girl.

4. Lay out the object cards.

5. Give your child an instruction, e.g. give the teddy to her, give the pizza to him.

6. Help your child to put the card in the correct place if they are unsure. 

7. After a few turns, ask your child to give you an instruction using him or her.

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