Objects of the Environment

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Objects of the Environment
Language - Language Foundation
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Age2 +
PrerequisitesUsing a Mat
Materialsobjects from around the room

In this activity the child is taught the names of things from the room with a three-period-lesson. Before beginning, choose three words that you will teach. For example: floor, wall, and ceiling.


  1. Gather a collection of objects from around the room on a tray, and bring them to a mat or table.
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  2. Take an item from the tray and hold it for the child to see. Say the object's name and encourage the child to repeat it.
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From the first day the child enters the classroom, language lessons must be given. Teaching the children the language for the objects in their environment will add to their vocabulary and help orient them in their new environment. The teacher should begin with broad categories. Later, they can move on to sub-classifications. It is also important to present the child with words that they already had some experience with or knowledge of to give the child a foundation in lanaguage. The lessons should always include movement and when done formally, should be done in a Three Period Lesson style.

Points of Interest

Control of Error

Variations and Extensions

Other examples for word categories are:

  • Table, Chair, Shelf
  • Bowl, Spoon, Tray
  • Jug, Scissors, Bin
  • Soap Dish, Brush, Sponge


Objects of the environment such as chair, table, or lamp

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