These videos target early language levels such as attention development, requesting skills, and basic concepts like describing words and support pupils who are learning key words. The importance of these videos is to develop vocabulary and support children in the early stages of developing an understanding of sentences.
Help Carol sort out the pictures into different categories. Semantic categories and sorting activities support your child’s understanding of a word and develops vocabulary.
At home, sort objects or pictures into different categories.
In this video, Lauren will look for the colour ‘red’ on her daily walk. What will she find? What can you find that is red?
Focus on a particular colour for one week. During this week, find lots of different objects that are that colour. You could go on a colour treasure hunt and collect all the objects that you find on the way.
In this video, Natasha is doing come activities, but she is missing some objects. Can you help her find the correct object?
Encourage your child to make connections of the items they need to complete different daily activities. Allow your child to fill in the gaps e.g. 'I am going to cut the apple? What do I need...?' If they need help give them 2 options like Natasha did in her video. If you think they can answer without the options, ask them an open-ended question like: 'What do I need to use to cut an apple with?'
In this video Danielle will take your child on a tour of different weather situations! Watch the video with your child and label the different weather situations with your child. When the video is finished, encourage your child to look out the window. Start the sentence ‘today is....’ and let your child finish the sentence.
Draw pictures together and using the key words, ask your child ‘is it sunny or raining? Wait for your child to answer by showing or pointing and then add the weather part of the drawing. If you have an umbrella at home, hold the umbrella above your child and using a water spray, spray the water above their head and say ‘ oh no it’s raining! Start each day by looking outside and commenting on the weather.
In this video, Lauren focuses on the word ‘who’ by asking ‘who shall we speak to?’ This is to show your child that when we use the word ‘who?’ we are talking about a person. This video also labels animal vocabulary.
Play lots of games that use the word ‘who’. For example, someone is knocking on the door, guess who it is!
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