Monday, August 3, 2015

"Which Ones Go Together?"

Here’s a language learning game that helps children understand how objects are related.

Materials: Handy household and clothing items which have something in common (such as their use) but which also have basic differences:

Some examples:
tissue - handkerchief
pen - pencil
comb - brush
fork - spoon
shoe - boot
glove - mitten
glass - cup
paper clip - rubber band

Select one item and ask a child to: “Find the one that goes with this.”
When she makes a selection, you can ask “How are the items alike?” and “How are they different?’
You can add or subtract items, or increase the difficulty by making the similarities a bit harder to understand. Thinking and reasoning is definitely required.

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