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Language and Communication Discusses pictures and creates simple narrative  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.

Early years skill:Reading
Early years typical range:22-36m
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum skill:English Reading
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum level:P6
TAP skill:Reading
TAP level:TAP36
Section:Early Years (0-5yrs) info; Primary (5-11yrs) info

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Activity/strategy name and materials required How to do the activity Key principles for doing the activity and comments
Creates own narrative when reading a book

Appealing book - if possible without text.

  1. Sit near the child and take turns to talk about a page in the book.
  2. When it's your turn name and point to the pictures using 1 or 2 words.
  3. When it's the child's turn, help them to point (with hand over hand modelling if needed) and give them the name of the picture: say "Look... car, big car."
  4. Help the child to point again and say 'look... ca..." Leave the phrase unfinished - can the child complete the phrase for you? If not say it for them as they would if they could.

Choose a much liked book.

Use phrases of 1 or 2 words only to name and label pictures.

Use lots of repetition.

Give the child time to explore materials and pictures in his/her own way.

End the activity on a high note - even if this means only doing the activity for a short time.

Use lots of praise when the child names or labels pictures.

Discusses pictures in a book

Appealing book photocopied -

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