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Language and Communication Activities to develop use the pronoun 'you' when talking  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


These activities will help your child to develop use of 'you'.

Early years skill:Speaking
Early years typical range:22-36m
P-scales/Curriculum skill:English Speaking
P-scales/Curriculum level:P7
TAP skill:Expressive Language
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
Look at the hat

- Range of hats

- Digital camera

- Mirror

- Symbol for 'You' - click here to print

1. Allow your child to choose a hat to wear. Point to your child and say 'You are wearing a hat'. Look in the mirror, point and say 'You are wearing a hat'.

2. Point to the symbol 'You' as you use the word 'You'.

3. Put a hat into your child's hand and encourage him/her to give the hat to you. Help the child to point at you and say 'Child's name says 'You are wearing a hat''.

4. Look in the mirror and help your child point and say again 'You are wearing a hat'.

5. Include other people in the game but keep using only the word 'you' to talk about what people are wearing. Point as you use the word 'you'.

Drawing pictures

- Set of familiar pictures which are easy to draw e.g. cat, dog, book etc.

1. Take a picture.

2. Say to the child, "Can you draw a ...?" (whatever is on the picture).

3. Help the child if necessary to draw it.

4. Say to the child "You drew it right!" (if it is the right picture).

5. Give the child the set of pictures and help him to turn one over.

6. Can the child say 'Can you draw a house/cat etc?'

7. Show the child the picture which has been drawn. The child must say 'You drew it right' or 'You drew it wrong'!

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