Please Bring Me

Please Bring Me Elizabeth

This activity enables baby to understand names of familiar objects.

 Materials Needed:

  • Basket of everyday items familiar to baby. For e.g. socks, shoes, balls, keys, car toy, pillow etc.

What to do:

  • Put the basket of items onto the floor and sit down across from the basket a few feet away.
  • Look at baby and say “I need some help, can you bring me the ball from the basket”
  • Encourage baby to look through the basket to find the object you are naming.
  • When baby brings you the correct object. For example “ball”, say “Thank you so much for your help” and give baby a big hug or a high 5 (lots of encouragement).
  • If baby doesn't bring you the right object say “Thank you, this is a shoe. Let me help you find the ball”.
  • When your baby finds the ball provide lots of praise.

Hints and Tips:

  • Provide lots of encouragement and praise to your baby when they correctly identify the object you pick.
  • If your child can't seem to identify any of the objects you have asked for, don't worry, just keep naming objects throughout the day to your baby and soon enough they will begin to recognize and identify a variety of objects.
  • Start off with 3 objects at a time then add a new object each time you play this game.

Additional Info

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

    - Gives toy to adult.
    - Understands pointing.
    - Begins to follow simple directions.
    - Stands without support.
    - Bends to pick up objects from a standing position.
    - Points to objects named.
    - Begins to identify objects.

  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play
  • Interest Areas: Toy Table
  • Games Categories: Cognitive Development, Family Games, Indoor Games, Language Development, Learning Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 1, Learning Outcome 2, Learning Outcome 4
  • Sub Outcomes:

    LO1 - Children Have A Strong Sense Of Identity

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

    LO2 - Children Are Connected With And Contribute To Their World

    2.1 Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation

    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

    4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people place technologies and natural and processed materials

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Last modified on Thursday, February 5, 2015
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