This week we will be continuing to encourage careful listening and develop children's listening skills.
Listening Game 1
Giving children clear, simple instructions eg. "go and get your shoes/ socks/ toy car/ book" etc. will help children to listen carefully.
Listening Game 2:
Tell your child you are going to pretend you are a robot and they must listen to your robot voice.
Challenge- Ask your child to use a robot voice to give you instructions to pick up items from the collection.
You could use your robot voice at other times in the day. eg,
This week, ask your child to be a storyteller. Fold a piece of paper in half to make a little book and write the words as your child says them.
Use the story-map below to help your child to remember the sequence of the story:
The top line represents the repeated phrase:
"We're going on a bear hunt" (eyes looking)
"We're going to catch a big one" (drawing of a big bear)
"What a beautiful day" (sunshine)
"We're not scared" (shaking child, crossed out as NOT SCARED).
The wavy line/ path is the sequence of the story ie. starting at home, then through the grass, next the river, then the mud etc...all the way to the cave and the BIG BEAR!
Don't forget to run back through the different places and snuggle in bed at home at the end.