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Language and Communication Understands movement terms  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


Movement terms - with object or person

Early years skill:Shape, space and measure
Early years typical range:22-36m
P-scales/Curriculum skill:Maths Shape Space and Measures
P-scales/Curriculum level:P6
TAP skill:Language (old categories)
TAP level:TAP36
Pre/Nat. Curriculum Area:not specified
Pre/Nat. Curiculum Standard:not specified
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
Actions in park/ playground

(Understands and uses stop, go, up, down, fast, slow in simple movement games)

No equipment required

Use the words to give commands:

- go / stop (running, walking, hopping, jumping, clapping)

- fast / slow (fast movement vs. slow)

- up / down ({stand} up, {sit} down)

Take it in turns to instruct each other...

Use lots of actions.

Try to incorporate these words in many different everyday activities...

Moving objects about

Various objects like cars, teddies, cup etc

Using the above terms play games like getting teddy to jumping fast, stop, move up at picture of a ladder etc

Make up stories using words like go, stop, fast, slow, up, down. Model a simple story with actions and then get the child to repeat it...

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