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


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
Actions Game - works on object + action (noun + verb)

- 2 different soft toys

- Actions cards - click here to print

1. Print and cut out the action cards - you could draw some actions if you do not have access to a printer. 

2. Show your child the actions and say the word - practice making both soft toys carry out the actions.

3. When you are sure your child understands the different action words, start to give your child instructions, e.g. make teddy fly, make dolly sleep.

4. After a few turns see if your child can give you an instruction. 

To increase complexity, click here for activities focusing on three key word instructions. (Add link)

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