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Language and Communication Use and understand photos of self with text  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


Uses and understands photos of self, for example showing daily activities in a photo album.

Early years skill:Reading
Early years typical range:22-36m
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum skill:English Reading
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum level:P6
TAP skill:Reading
TAP level:TAP36
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
Photo album of child's daily life

Home made book of daily life photos with home made text

  1. Use a camera to take everyday photos of the child sitting running eating etc. Include photos of objects and familiar adults in the child's school life e.g. the dinner hall, the playground, groups of scissors/ pens/ school teacher etc.
  2. Make a book of the photo one to a page.

Photos need to be of familiar people activities and objects.

Keep spoken and written descriptions of the photos short.

When talking about the photos repeat photo descriptions using the same phrase as the written phrase.

Sharing a photo book with a child

Book as above

Using the text in the photo book

Photo book as above


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