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Language and Communication Match objects to pictures to symbols  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


Pupils match objects to pictures to symbols

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Early years skill:Reading
Early years typical range:16-26m
P-scales/Curriculum skill:English Reading
P-scales/Curriculum level:P5
TAP skill:Reading
TAP level:TAP30
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
Object to picture matching

1. Find a set of picture cards representing everyday objects. For example LDA cards. Find objects to match the things on the cards.

2. Start with the child's most familiar/favoured objects. Choose 2 and the two matching pictures. Match the object to the picture and say 'Look........sock/pen/flower it's the same'

3. Can the child put the object on a picture given 2 pictures and 2 objects.

4. Reward any success or give hand over hand modelling to achieve success and then reward with jumps/claps/tickles etc

5. Start to increase the number of objects and pictures to 3 then 4 but go slowly.

6. Play a game by putting out 3 cards face down and 3 matching objects . Take it in turns to turn over a card and select the matching object

7. Use a puppet and see if the child can help the puppet match objects and cards.

8. Get a selection of cards of things in the room can you walk around with the child and find objects to match the cards


Keep rewarding

Give enough time

Focus attention using one or two words only

Stop while the going is still good

Have fun!

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