This is a series of social language activities that I am teaching my child to equip him with the necessary skills to help him to understand, retain and converse with others.
The child should have mastered the following activities before engaging in this one:
This activity is taught concurrently with:
- To engage in conversation with the child
- To build on the concept of ‘today’ & days of the week
- To build on listening skills
- Writing pad
- Small B5 writing whiteboard
- Marker and whiteboard duster
- Easel board or writing pad for the days of the week
Child to verbalise the days of the week.
- Show the child the easel board with the days of the week.
- Ask child to verbalise the days of the week.
- Teacher to write down the answer as the child verbalises.
- Child to be assisted in spelling the day.
- Child to head to the writing desk and sit down.
- Ask the child, ‘What is today?’ followed by verbalising what they have done so far.
The meaning of the Chinese characters ‘大便’, ‘裤子’ and ‘马桶’ are ‘passing motion’, ‘pants’ and ‘toilet bowl’ respectively. We have been toilet training him and would always give him a hi-five when C never poos on his pants or underpants.
- Write down some of the key words on the B5 whiteboard using the conversation the child has just verbalised.
- Get the child to read the words.
- Tell the child that you are going to talk about what he did today (which is what he just verbalised) and each time he hears the word, he needs to use the whiteboard eraser to erase the word.
- Model to the child if necessary.
- Read the story to the child and enjoy the process.
Today’s lesson was good. C enjoyed all the activities from beginning to the end. I’ll try to incorporate more engaging activities for future lessons. I love seeing his enthusiasm when erasing the words from the whiteboard and the giggle he gives along with it.
Other social language related activities that we have done: