Posted: 12 Jun 2020
Create a game to get your child's brain working hard while having fun
You will need
- A paper or big cardboard
- Coloured pens (e.g. red, yellow, blue)
- Some small pieces of paper
- Small objects（different ones， it will be acted as the piece）
What to do
- Your child can design the board and paint it with 3 colours in sequence, with a start point and destination. Then either you or your child may make some marks (e.g. ‘bomb’ represents ‘stop’, ‘star’ represents ‘ play again ‘).
- You should then write down the question on the small pieces of paper. You may divide them into 3 groups (red, yellow, blue). If you like, you can group the questions by colour from easy to difficult. For example:
- Red paper: read a word out loud
- Yellow paper: Make sentence including a given word
- Blue paper: answer a question
- When all is ready, start playing the game with your child:
- Roll the dice and move the number of squares shown
- Draw a card form the pile with the same colour you step on and answer the question.
- Beginning to understand “why” and “how” questions.
- Beginning to use more complex sentences to link thoughts (e.g. using “and”, “because”, etc).
- Uses talk to connect ideas, explain what is happening and anticipate what might happen next, recall and relive past experiences.
Ask your child
- What’s the number on the dice?
- How many steps will you step forward?
- What colour is that?
- Which card pile will you take from?