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Language and Communication Activities to develop understanding of instructions containing 3 key words - set 1 (nouns/verbs)  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


These activities will help you child to develop the ability to understand instructions containing 3 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:22-36m
P-scales/Curriculum skill:English Listening
P-scales/Curriculum level:P6
TAP skill:Understanding of Language/Comprehension
TAP level:TAP36
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
Picnic Time (noun + noun + noun)

- 2 different soft toys, e.g dolly/teddy

- 2 plates

- baskets

- Play food items

1. Put teddy and dolly in front of your child.

2. Give teddy a plate and a basket, then give dolly a plate and a basket

3. Lay a selection of play food out for your child to see.

4. Give instructions to your child, e.g. "put the banana on teddy's plate", or "put the bread in dolly's basket".

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

If your child is finding it challenging to understand 3 key words, try some of the activities that work on 2 key words - click on the links below:

Activities set 1

Activities set 2

Activities set 3


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