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Language and Communication Use facial expression to support meaning  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.

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Child is able to use a variety of facial expressions to support their communication

Early years skill:Speaking
Early years typical range:22-36m
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum skill:English Speaking
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum level:P6
TAP skill:Language Expression
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
Role Play with finger puppets

Finger puppets

Pictures of people using facial expressions for:

-arguing

-angry

-comforting

-directing

-instructing

-questioning

1. Sit children in a circle;

2. Show children the arguing face card and ask them to copy it. Explain that this is an arguing face and demonstrate this with the finger puppets;

3. Repeat with all the other cards one by one;

4. Children select a finger puppet. Ask pupils to show the appropriate facial expression to the finger puppet when a card is selected.

Some facial expressions look very similar, so they will need to be supported by the appropriate gesture, e.g. pointing

Matching facial expression cards

Multiple copies of cards showing:

-arguing

-angry

-comforting

-directing

-instructing

-questioning

Some facial expressions look very similar, so they will need to be supported by the appropriate gesture, e.g. pointing

Match facial expression cards to actions the puppets are doing

Finger puppets

Pictures of people using facial expressions for:

-arguing

-angry

-comforting

-directing

-instructing

-questioning

Some facial expressions look very similar, so they will need to be supported by the appropriate gesture, e.g. pointing

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