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Language and Communication understand 4 key words including an adjective  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.

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The child will understand utterances with 4 key words including an adjective (size or colour).

Early years skill:Understanding
Early years typical range:30-50m
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum skill:English Listening
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum level:P7
TAP skill:Language Understanding
TAP level:TAP42
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
Dinner time

Doll and teddy (or 2 other different toys)

2 plates or pictures of plates

2 shopping baskets or pictures of shopping baskets

Big pictures of a range of familiar foods

Small pictures of the same foods

1. First check the child knows the name of the doll and teddy and all the food. Avoid using any food the child does not know. Also check that the child knows the words 'plate' and 'basket' - 'basket' is often unfamiliar, so you may have to support the child by gesturing/signing for this word at first.

2. Put the doll and teddy in front of the child, and put a plate and basket in front of each one.

3. Select four or five pairs of pictures (i.e., big and small apple, big and small burger etc.) and spread them out - putting the big and small pictures next to each other. Say the name of each picture as you put them out.

4. Ask the child to put an item of food on the doll's or teddy's plate or basket (e.g. "put the big banana on teddy's plate"). Make sure you give the instruction as a whole.

You can use a photocopier to enlarge or reduce pictures to get 2 sizes.

If you have a copy of the "Flash Pro" CD-Rom (from www.aba-materials.com) you can easily make big and small versions of the same picture, but you need to be careful that the pictures are the same shape (i.e. all on vertical or horizontal rectangles), otherwise the big and small versions of some images end up being very similar sizes.

If the child has difficulty telling which plate and which basket belong to which person, stick or draw a picture of the owner on the basket and plate.

You can use gesture or signs to support what you are saying, if the child finds it hard to respond

To practice using sentences, you can swap roles so the child gives the instructions.

Clothes 1

Doll and teddy (or 2 other different toys)

2 pictures of a wardrobe

2 pictures of a chest of drawers

Big pictures of a range of familiar clothing

Small pictures of the same clothes

You can use a photocopier to enlarge or reduce pictures to get 2 sizes.

If you have a copy of the "Flash Pro" CD-Rom (from www.aba-materials.com) you can easily make big and small versions of the same picture, but you need to be careful that the pictures are the same shape (i.e. all on vertical or horizontal rectangles), otherwise the big and small versions of some images end up being very similar sizes.

If the child has difficulty telling which wardrobe and chest of drawers belong to which person, stick or draw a picture of the owner on them.

It's fine to say "drawers" instead of "chest of drawers".

To practice using sentences, you can swap roles so the child gives the instructions.

Clothes 2

Doll and teddy (or 2 other different toys)

2 pictures of a wardrobe

2 pictures of a chest of drawers

Pictures of a range of familiar clothing in two (or more) colours (e.g. red and yellow socks, red and yellow trousers etc.)

The easiest way to make sets of different coloured clothes is to photocopy line drawings onto different coloured sheets of paper.

If the child has difficulty telling which wardrobe and chest of drawers belong to which person, stick or draw a picture of the owner on them.

It's fine to say "drawers" instead of "chest of drawers".

Use signs to support the child's understanding of colour words, if necessary.

To practice using sentences, you can swap roles so the child gives the instructions.

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