DLP'S BIG IDEAS
At Eastwards Consortium, our focus is primarily on educating and developing the next generation of our society. To assist in this, we use our well-known ‘Big Book of Ideas’, a set of activities and tasks focused around pupil development.
Below you will find a set of tabs which depict these tasks further. If you find children are struggling with a task or, on the other hand, passing with flying colours, indications and suggestions are proposed in each section to ensure you keep all children challenged and on-task as much as possible.
To view these sections, simply click on the respective tab and watch it magically appear!
REMEMBERING TWO OBJECTS
- While you are out shopping, for example in the fruit and vegetable section, ask your child if they can help you do the shopping.
- Ask your child to put two items into the shopping bag, e.g. ‘Get apples (and) pears.’
- Don’t let the child pick up the items until you’ve finished giving the instruction.
- Repeat with different items in a different section of the supermarket.
HOW CAN WE MAKE THIS ACTIVITY MORE CHALLENGING?
- Ask for more things at a time (e.g. three or four).
- Ask for the objects further away in the shop.
- Don’t give any clues when saying the words (e.g. pointing or looking).
- Play the game in different shops e.g. shoe or clothes shops.
- Play the game at home. For example, when you are packing for your holidays ask the child to fetch two items (e.g. suntan lotion and swimming costume).
HOW CAN WE MAKE THIS ACTIVITY EASIER?
- Ask the child for one item
- Ask for things that you are standing immediately in front of.
- Use gestures (e.g. looking or pointing) as you say the words.
- Encourage the child to repeat back the objects you’ve asked for.
- Get your siblings to work together to find the items.