Keep these activities short (no longer than five minutes at first). If this is too long try one minute, then this can be slowly increased.
Draw a House
Work in pairs. One member instructs his partner to draw a house. The person drawing should do exactly what his partner says.
“Who Is This?”
The group is seated in a circle. The leader gives a physical description of a group member, for example : “brown hair, wearing a red jumper”. The group has to guess who it is.
“What Am I Thinking Of?”
Gradually build up a verbal picture of an object. Start with three clues. Take it in turns. Can the child or adult guess after two clues, three clues, etc. For example:
a) 4 feet, fur – discuss that it could be any furry animal
b) whiskers – discuss that it could be a [ cat | lion ]
c) drinks milk
d) and is a pet – therefore it is a cat.
Play Sound Lotto or Ordinary Lotto
The child must listen carefully to instructions individually or as part of a small group (i.e. two or three children). He or she must wait their turn and match items appropriately.
Listen and Colour
Give the child an outline of a picture to colour in. Give simple instructions to colour in the nose, hair, etc. The child is only allowed to colour in one part at a time. Get the child used to words such as ‘wait’ and ‘go’.
For more information follow the link below and look for section 6c - Attention, Listening and Organisation.
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