Let’s Play Categories!
Develop vocabulary through a well-known game, by finding and giving lists of foods, countries, animals....
Players taking turns:
Pick a brick from the box
Count the number of dots on it
The number of dots indicates the category:
1 dot: countries
2 dots: vegetables
3 dots: fruits
4 dots: animals
5 dots: famous characters
6 dots (if you have 6-dot bricks in your set): first names
Name 6 things in your category
How to prepare
Discuss with the child, collaborate to choose categories.
Repeat the list of categories as needed.
Change the categories, depending on child’s knowledge
Change the number of things to name
Play with more peers
Children will develop these holistic skills
- Stabilize knowledge of small numbers: Count quantities up to ten
- Discuss personal likes and dislikes
- Put into words procedures in peer-to-peer exchanges
- Recognize and discriminate SHAPES by touch
- Engage in game, pretend play activities, verbal play with peers
Did you know?
Well-designed games can lead to literacy and numeracy skills.
Despite literacy being serious business, it can be learned in playful ways.
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