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Location words 

  • Talk about where things are
  • Toddlers like to ask to go places – park, shop.
  • Talk about on/off when getting dressed

Word List - early acquisition

up, down, here, inside, on, off, out, under, back, bathroom, bedroom, street, home park, party, school, shop, zoo

Download our take-home word list below.

Play Themes

Here are some ideas for play themes to encourage words / locations.

1. Up & down

These are very functional words in a young child’s life. Children ask ‘up’ to be picked up and ‘down’. Also great for climbing play on slides at the park.

2. In & out

The beginnings of children’s play is taking things in / out of boxes and cupboards. Also great for pegboards, packing away.

3. On & off

Lights and other switch /light up toys are often popular with children. Getting dressed or undressed for the bath.

4. Places in a child's life

Home, park, school, shop, street, grandma house.

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