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Language and Communication Activities to develop understanding of instructions containing 2 key words - set 1 (noun + noun)  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.

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These activities will help you child to develop the ability to understand instructions containing 2 key words. To find out more information about key word instructions click here

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Early years skill:Understanding
Early years typical range:16-26m
P-scales/Curriculum skill:English Listening
P-scales/Curriculum level:P5
TAP skill:Understanding of Language/Comprehension
TAP level:TAP30
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
Shopping game (noun + noun)

- printable shopping game pictures - click here

- You could substitute the printed pictures for real objects.

1. Print and cut out the pictures.

2. Put the bag and the trolley in front of the child.

3. Lay the shopping items out on the table.

4. Explain to your child you would like them to do some shopping and put the item in either the bag or the trolley.

5. Some examle instructions you could use:

- put the carrot in the bag

- put the pizza in the trolley

6. After a few turns, ask you child to give you an instruction.

To simplify to one key word instructions, use the food items with either the trolley or the basket, e.g. put the banana in the basket, put the apple in the basket.

 

To increase complexity, click here for activities focusing on three key word instructions.

Posting Game (noun + noun)

1. Print and cut out the post box templates - stick them on to a cardboard box and cut the slot.

2. Cut out the food picture cards.

3. Explain to your child that the tortoise and the lion are hungry and you are going to feed them.

4. Lay a selection of the food out in front of the child. 

5. Give an instruction for your child to follow, e.g. 'give the pizza to the lion' or 'give the chocolate to the tortoise'.

6. After your child has had a few turns at listenting to instructions, encourage them to tell you an instruction to follow.

To simplify to one key word instructions, use the food items with either the lion or the tortoise, e.g. give the banana to the tortoise, give the yogurt to the tortoise.

 

 

Picnic (noun + noun)

- Toys - tea set, 2 different soft toys and play food.

1. Set out the items in front of you - give each soft toy a plate. 

2. Lay the food out in front of the child, naming the items.

3. Explain to your child that the toys are having picnic and we need to give them food.

4. Give your child instructions, e.g. give teddy the banana, give dolly the apple.

5. After a few turns, see if your child is able to give you an instruction to follow.

To simplify to one key word instructions, use the food items with one of the soft toys, e.g. give the banana to the teddy, give the yogurt to the teddy.

 

To increase complexity, click here for activities focusing on three key word instructions.

Feed the puppets (noun + noun)

- 2 hand puppets

- Play food

1. Lay the play food out in front of your child. Explain that your puppets are hungry and that you are going to ask for differnet food.

2. Have a puppet on each hand.

3. Give your child instructions, e.g. give the banana to the dog, give the orange to the monkey.

4. After a few turns, see if your child is able to give you some instructions of which puppet to feed.

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