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This week’s theme is Settings

As you ask where questions, use the where sign to help your child to understand.

You could hide a wind up toy or a noisy toy under a cushion, box or table and get your child to listen carefully and find the toy. Ask the question “where is it?”

 

Using different toys or objects hide them. Then ask your child “where’s the teddy?” Try to encourage them to sign/ say/ communicate  where it was e.g. “under the table”, or “in the box”

 

Use some of the pictures in our resources and put them into a bag- for example, something from the farm. Have a picture of a farm or a shop to choose from. ‘Where does the sheep go?’

 

If you have photos of places familiar to your child, or photos of different rooms in your house mix them up and ask your child, “where’s this?”.

 

Play where does it belong? Use some objects from your house, maybe a TV remote, a spoon, a pillow or a toy etc and see if you can identify what part of the house the object comes from.

Explore settings through the sensory stories included in our resources.

Explore the settings in your favourite books and films. Where are they set, are there different places?

Forest

Beach

Castle

Shop

Zoo

Park

Seaside

Library

School

An Island

Desert

Create a setting or a setting collage- see photos or a settings sensory trays - woodland (sticks and leaves), beach (sand and water), snowy mountains (cotton wool or ice)

Use adjectives to describe these.

A lovely session describing settings with adjectives HERE

Where- using settings HERE

Use the photos to identify different features of different settings.

Use the photos to sort objects into different settings for example – does it belong in a school or a super market.

 

Create a settings shoebox- have a look at our resource for some fantastic setting ideas to try and recreate

Match familiar story characters to their settings 

Change a setting in a familiar story (there are pictures of different story settings on Twinkl - choose a card and adapt the story)  

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