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Language and Communication puts and takes objects into and out of container  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


With assistance takes object out of a container. With assistance places object into a container.

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Early years skill:The world
Early years typical range:0-11m
P-scales/Curriculum skill:Science
P-scales/Curriculum level:P2
TAP skill:Language (old categories)
TAP level:TAP12
Pre/Nat. Curriculum Area:Exploration
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
Box and Bricks



Empty the bricks on the floor or table

Help child pick up a brick and place it in the box...

Remember to use simple words like 'in', 'more'...

When all the bricks are in the box say 'all in, no more!' (or something similar!)

Then help child take them out again - say 'out', 'more' etc

Initially he might need to be helped (hand-over-hand) to pick up brick, place hand in/near box and prompted to drop it

The aim to develop child's ability to do this more and more independently...

Post Box

Commercial or home made post box, pictures or objects to post

As above with putting in

Open up post box and help child take them out again

Remember to use simple words and comment on what is happening...

Monkey Eating

Monkey box and plastic food

Help child feed the monkey the plastic food one at a time

Open the box and take the food back out!

Remember to use simple names ( 'apple') and 'in' and noises like 'mmm', 'yum yum' etc

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