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Speaking and Listening Activities


Wind the bobbin up



Wind the bobbin up
Wind the bobbin up
Pull, pull, clap, clap, clap

Wind the bobbin up
Wind the bobbin up
Pull, pull, clap, clap, clap

Point to the ceiling
Point to the floor
Point to the window
Point to the door
Clap your hands together now
One, two, three
Slap your hands upon your knee.


Have fun learning this Nursery Rhyme, make sure you use your fingers to help you count as you are singing.



Paper plate memory game


Grab some paper plates and then write letters or draw pictures on them. Then lay them out on the floor and play the game!  Here are the rules in case you’re not familiar with the memory game. Each player turns over two cards (plates) at a time.  If they match, the player keeps them.  If not, they turn them back over and the next player takes a turn turning over two cards. Ask your child to say the letter on the plate or make the sound of the animal.




Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Incy Wincy Spider


Take some time to learn this nursery rhyme, can you make actions to go with it?


Have some quality family talk time by playing 'Who am I?'


This game teaches children turn taking, listening and responding to questions, memory skills and develops vocabulary and language.


It is simple to play- you could make headbands- with an image on.


Teach your child how to ask questions and to use clues.  Begin with familiar characters or favourite food or toys.


Try and learn a new song together and make some fun actions!