Book,Look and Learn

Book,Look and Learn Mark Evans

Using books to encourage toddlers to identify and name common objects.

Materials Needed:

  • A picture book (you can borrow it from your local library).

What to do:

  • Buy / borrow a big picture book.
  • As you read it, point to the pictures in the book, pause and listen to hear if the child can identify any of the objects.
  • Baby may need some encouragement simple say “ what’s this, do you know”
  • They may not be able to pronounce the word clearly. The pictures will help baby to develop their own word for the object in the picture. This helps the children with their language development.
  • Although it may not even sound the same as what the object is, it gives babies the opportunities to use their own language.

Hints and Tips:

  • When identifying the objects in the books, make sure you clearly name the object for your baby. They will definitely pick up on it and who knows, may even begin to name the object.
  • If your baby isn't able to say words yet, don’t worry, they understand much more than we normally give them credit for.
  • You could ask your baby to point to a picture that you name. For example, “Where is the dog”? . This enables you to recognize baby’s understanding.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 1 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    - Begins to name objects.
    - Can follow directions.
    - Combines language and gestures.

  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play
  • Interest Areas: Library Area
  • Games Categories: Cognitive Development, Family Games, Language Development, Learning Games, Literacy and Numeracy, Quiet Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 1, Learning Outcome 4, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    LO1 - Children Have A Strong Sense Of Identity

    1.2 Children develop their emerging autonomy inter-dependence resilience and sense of agency

    LO4 - Children Are Confident And Involved Learners

    4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity cooperation confidence creativity commitment enthusiasm persistence imagination and reflexivity

    4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another

    LO5 - Children Are Effective Communicators

    5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes

    5.2 Children engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from these texts

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Last modified on Friday, February 6, 2015
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