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Language and Communication Asks who what where questions at 2 word level  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


Asks questions using who/what/where at 2 word level.

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Early years skill:Speaking
Early years typical range:16-26m
P-scales/Curriculum skill:English Speaking
P-scales/Curriculum level:P5
TAP skill:Expressive Language
TAP level:TAP30
Pre/Nat. Curriculum Area:Spoken language/English
Pre/Nat. Curiculum Standard:Standard 2
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
Sharing a familiar book

e.g. a pop-up or a picture book

When the child is familiar with a book, point to pictures and ask questions using a short phrase e.g. 'Where's Spot?','Who's that?', What's that?'. You want a two word answer e.g. 'under bed' etc.

Digital photos of school life

Digital camera

Book of photos taken at school

Take photos of the child, an adult and a peer each

- wearing a hat

- jumping in the playground

- having a drink

- colouring a picture etc.

Stick into a scrap book.

Share the book with the child. Comment using two word phrases e.g. 'Mohammed's hat','Mary's hat'.

Ask 'Where is Mohammed's hat ' etc

When the child is familiar with the pictures can the child show an adult and comment using two words?

Home corner play

Dressing up cloths

Cooking toys


Tea set

Let the child play in the home corner.

Watch and after a while join in, following child's type of play.

As you watch, make comments, for example: 'Look...dolly's drinking', 'Mohammed's cooking'.

When the child is familiar with the activity ask some questions, such as 'Who is drinking?', 'What are you cooking?'. You are looking for 2 word answers.

If this is difficult for the child provide a language model for the child to copy - e.g. 'Yes ...Mohammed's cooking' or 'Dolly's drinking'.

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