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Language and Communication reach for objects in immediate environment  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


Pupil will reach out for objects to participate in an activity.

Early years skill:Physical Development
Early years typical range:0-11m
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum skill:Science
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum level:P2i
TAP skill:Language
TAP level:TAP9
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
Water play

Washing up bowl


Containers of different sizes

1. Work within a wet play area with aprons and towels.

2. Offer a choice of two containers, big and small for the child to reach towards.

3. Support reaching for desired object by using hand over hand.

4. Repeat with different containers.

Have fun!

Allow lots of time to explore materials.

Don't worry about getting wet - you will dry off.

Sand Play


Containers of different sizes

Bucket and spade

Have fun!

Allow lots of time to explore materials.

Don't worry about getting sandy - it will brush off.

Making Towers


Have fun!

Allow lots of time to explore materials.

After knocking the tower down, give the child time to reach for a brick - be prepared to wait, and then wait even longer - before repeating the activity.

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