Whose Is This

Whose Is This Bryce Edwards

Help child to identify items belonging to each family member.

Materials Needed:

  • A laundry basket (or) a big box.
  • Items around the house that belong to each family member. For e.g. dad’s socks, mum’s car keys, sister’s stuffed toy etc.

What to do:

  • Collect several items from each of your family members that easily identify them.
  • Place them in a big box / laundry basket.
  • Ask your child to identify which object belongs to which family member by asking “Whose is this?”
  • Keep going until the child can name who owns each object.

Hints and Tips:

  • You could add some of your child’s belongings to identify.
  • This is an excellent game to play when you are trying to clean up.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 1 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    Responds to simple instructions.

    Groups objects by category.

    Observe and imitate adult actions.

    Points to common objects when named.

    Respond to “what” and “where” questions.

    Names objects based on their description.

    Carries objects while walking.

  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play, Dramatic Play
  • Interest Areas: Home Corner
  • Games Categories: Cognitive Development, Family Games, Language Development
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 1, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

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

    1.3 Children develop knowledgeable and confident self identities

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

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Last modified on Thursday, January 22, 2015
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