Toddler Education: Learning About Rooms

Toddler education: a good activity to familiarize children with the rooms in their own house.

ALL AROUND THE HOUSE

Materials:

Large piece of paper

Magazine

Scissors

Divide a large piece of paper into 4 section for a floor plan. Cut out pictures from a magazine that you would find in each room. Have child place appropriate items in rooms. As the child gets more adept at placing the items, include items that you would not find in the house and see if the child can discern whether or not they are appropriate.

WORDS IN A HOUSE:

Materials:

Index cards

Marker

Dictionary

Using the dictionary, write down words on the index cards that you would find in the house. Start out with simple words such as couch and chair and move to more difficult words as the child progresses in knowledge and in age.

PARTS OF A HOUSE:

Materials:

House diagram

Magazine

Scissors

Cut out pictures of objects you would find in a house. Shuffle the pictures. Have the child pick out a picture and match it to the corresponding part on the game board.



MY HOUSE:

Materials:

Pencil

Paper

For older children, use the sheet as a guide, and have the child write about his/her own house. Check for accuracy of description.

In my house there are ____ rooms. They are the ______, _______, ________, ______, and _______. There are (3 dressers), (1 bed), (2 closets) in the bedroom. There is (a stove), a (refrigerator), a (microwave), a (sink) and a (dishwasher) in the kitchen. There are (blue) curtains hanging in the window. In the bathroom, there is a (toilet), a (sink), a (tub), (washcloths) and (towels). The carpet/floor in my house is (red). My favorite room is ______ because _______.

Repeat activities as many times as needed to familiarize the child with their house. Repeat once a week for 6 weeks until the child has learned their own house.

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