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Language and Communication To knock down a tower deliberately  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


This activity page focuses on modelling and showing your child how to knock down a tower.

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Early years skill:Understanding of the World
Early years typical range:0-11m
P-scales/Curriculum skill:Science
P-scales/Curriculum level:P2
TAP skill:Creativity, Imagination and Play
TAP level:TAP12
Pre/Nat. Curriculum Area:Anticipation
Pre/Nat. Curiculum Standard:Engagement
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
Tower Building

- 4-5 bricks or other items that will stack.

- Show your child the items.

- Stack them on top of each other - use words while you are stacking, this could be the number, e.g. 1, 2, 3..., or the colour, e.g. red, green yellow, or brick, more bricks.

- Use 'ready steady...' or 'i, 2, 3 knock down' while you knock the tower down.

- Rebuild the tower and carry out the sequence again.

- When your child becomes familiar with this routine see if they copy you by knocking the tower down.

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