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Language and Communication Understand a negative and a noun e.g. "no hat"  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


To be able to understand sentences containing a negative, such as ‘no hat’, ‘no glasses’.

Early years skill:Understanding
Early years typical range:16-26m
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum skill:English Listening
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum level:P5
TAP skill:Language Understanding
TAP level:TAP30
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
Dressing up

Some everyday clothes eg hat, gloves, scarf, sun glasses

Large soft toy

Digital camera or phone with a camera.

  1. Take turns to put on the clothing items one at a time and take a picture. Print out if you want.
  2. Comment ‘Look ...... ‘Child’s name) with a hat, and (child’s name) with no hat’.
  3. Ask the child to look at the two pictures and say ‘Show me (child’s name) with a hat’ and show me (child’s name) with no hat.’
  4. Do the same using the large soft toy.

Works well in a small group.

Keep language simple and make the activity fun.


Picture cut out from an old  clothing catalogue

or LDA cards

Or pictures from

Post box – e.g. a cereal box painted red

No equipment

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