Pupils match together everyday objects such as toothbrush and toothpaste, cup and saucer.
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Pairs of related objects, for example:
pencil and paper
sock and a shoe
bar of soap and a flannel, toothbrush and a tube of toothpaste
hammer and nail
knife and fork
1. Select pairs of related objects;
2. Place one member of each of the object pairs in front of the child (e.g. pencil, sock, soap, toothbrush);
3. Place the remaining objects (e.g. paper, shoe, flannel, toothpaste) in a box;
4. Have the child pick an object from the box and ask them to "Find the one we use with this";
5. Repeat with the rest of the objects in the box.
If necessary, demonstrate how the objects go together, or get the child to show you.
If the child chooses the wrong item, you can look puzzled and try and use those items together. For example try and write on the paper with a toothbrush. Then you can try and find the right item, and look pleased with yourself/ express happiness when you find you can make marks on the paper.