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Language - Set 8

Activities:

Let’s learn to understand and use words from these themes:

    • Animals (e.g., whale, duck, beaver, turtle)
    • Seasons (e.g., spring, summer, autumn, winter)
    • Feelings (e.g., angry, excited, surprise, dislike)
  • When visiting a local lake or river, talk about the different animals that live in the water (e.g., duck, fish and beaver).

Let’s learn to identify and use antonyms (e.g., hot and cold, hard and soft).

  • Have an “Opposite Conversation” where you say the opposite of what you mean. For example, you might say: “The sun feels very cold on my skin. My pillow is nice and hard.” See how many silly things you can think of saying. If you and your child enjoy this, you might even try having an entire opposites or backwards day.
  • Book suggestions: Fancy Nancy’s Backwards Day.

Let’s learn to understand and use the conditional (would, should, could).

  • Read or make up a story that uses the rhyming words would, could, and should, such as the Dr. Seuss book, Green Eggs and Ham. Talk about how using each word changes the meaning of the sentence. For example, how is “I would not,” different from “I could not”?

Can your child consistently:

  • Understand and use words from these themes:
    • animals (e.g., whale, duck, beaver, turtle)
    • seasons (e.g., spring, summer, autumn, winter)
    • feelings (e.g., angry, excited, surprise, dislike)
  • Identify and use antonyms (e.g., hot and cold, hard and soft).
  • Understand and use the conditional (would, should, could).

Did you know?

A fun activity to do with your child is to take some pictures of your child or draw faces displaying different feelings like angry, excited, afraid, surprised and joy, and create a “Feelings Book” by labelling each feeling with him or her.

Read at Home Video:

Green Eggs and Ham: