Toys – KQ2 – What are other people’s toys like?

This session comprises two very simple tasks: matching objects to the young children who would usually play with them, followed by a follow-up task, this time on the theme of wheeled transport where children have to sequence 3 images and match them to who would play with them: toddler, 3 year old and 5 year old. The aim is to develop confidence in talking about time within a very familiar context.

Step 1

Having focused on children’s own toys that they play with at the moment, move to thinking of other people’s toys, including toys they no longer play with.  Activity 1 asks Who plays with these toys? on slide 2.  So show slides 3, 4 and 5 and ask children to predict the age of the children who would play with them. Then show slides 6, 7 and 8 to confirm whether they are right or not.

This is a relatively simple task to give children confidence.

Step 2

Activity 2:  Then ask them to work on matching 3 pictures on the theme of How we move to the appropriately aged child who would have played with them.  Start with slide 9 asking for ideas; show slide 10;

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