Name 5 things...
Complete the following, one per day. Repeat them again but somewhere else for example the garden, whilst out for a walk. Do you get the same answers?
Name 5 things that are......
Following 3-4 key word instructions
Key words are words that define what your topic or subject is about. Therefore in this sentence, the key words are teddy, large and box.
Put the teddy on the large box
Here are some activities you can try regularly which supports your child with following instructions with 3-4 key words. This first set of activities requires you to print, but underneath there are activities you don’t need to print.
You can make up your own which doesn't require you to print. Ask your child to follow instructions with either 3 or 4 key words in. Here are some examples you can use:
3 key words
4 key words
Put the bowl into the small cupboard
Get the cup from the large cupboard
Put the knives and forks onto the table
Water the plants outside
Write your name in the birthday card
Carry the washing upstairs to the bedroom
Put the toothpaste on the shelf in the bathroom
Put the socks into the drawer in (name)’s room.
Change the water in the cat/dog’s bowl.
Turn down the volume of the TV.
Put the bowl and plate into the small cupboard
Get the cup from the cupboard and put on the top
Put the knives, forks and spoons onto the table
Water the plants outside in the back garden
Write your name in the large birthday card
Carry the washing upstairs to the bedroom and put on the bed
Put the toothpaste and toothbrush on the shelf in the bathroom
Put the socks into the drawer in the (name)’s room and (name)’s room.
Change the water in the cat/dog’s (colour) bowl.
Turn down the volume of the TV with the remote control.
Homophones are words that have the same pronunciation but different meanings e.g. flour and flower.
The first set of activities that support with understanding homophones are printable, but the second can be done without printing.
Write the following down randomly on a piece of paper and ask your child to draw a line matching the homophones up. You can start with a few homophones and repeat the activity regularly, adding a few more each time.
Flour - flower, allowed - aloud, ate - eight, blew - blue, bare - bear, bye -buy, cell - sell, serial - cereal, flu - flew, forth - fourth, grate - great, hare - hair, herd - heard, heal - heel, paw - pour, night - knight, made - maid, main - mane, male - mail, pale - pail, pair - pear, sow - sew, see - sea, son - sun, stare - stair, piece - peace, led - lead, read -red, board - bored.
To give variety to the activity, ask your child to pick pair of homophones and draw each one to support the understanding of what they are.
Write out and read each of the words below. Then can you say and write the opposite word for it. The first one has been done for you.
Light – Dark
Starting and holding a conversation
Use the attached conversation prompts to support your child in starting and holding a conversation. These do not need to be printed, they can be used for ideas.
Here are some more conversation starters your child can ask family members:
Would you rather be hot or cold?
Would you rather eat pizza or chocolate?
Would you rather live on the beach or on a snowy mountain?
Would you rather be taller or shorter?
Would you rather have a pet dinosaur or a pet lion?
What is your favourite sport? Why?
What would you do if you won a million pounds?
What would you do if you could fly?
What would you do if you were invisible?
What would you do if there was no electricity?