Word list for first word users
up, down, here, inside, on, off, out, under, back, bathroom, bedroom, street, home, park, school, shop, zoo, party.
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.
Where is the Green Sheep? A classic book with so many location words! Up sheep, down sheep, park sheep etc. (Also great for adjectives!)
Postman Bear. A simple story about a bear delivering the post. Lots of ‘in’ practice and other places words like home, kitchen, park.