I like that
Developed in partnership with Education Services Australia. Suitable for ages 4-6.
This activity supports your young child's skills in:
- talking about events, people and stories
- expressing opinions and ideas
- understanding that the experiences of others may be different from your own.
It’s easy to help your child practise these skills as part of everyday life – just use these simple ideas.
Ask your child's opinion
Encouraging your child to express opinions helps them practise their language and social skills. Whether you are reading stories, watching a movie or looking at pictures in a magazine, encourage your child to describe what they like and dislike and why:
- why do you like it?
- what do you dislike about it?
- how does it make you feel?
You can practise the same skills with the guessing game ‘Who do I like?’:
- think of someone your child is familiar with, such as a character from a movie or a book. Don’t tell your child who it is!
- describe what you like (or dislike) about the character, and why – eg I like this character because she was really strong and brave when she fought the dragon
- ask your child to guess who you are describing
- make your clues more detailed by using descriptive words, and encourage your child to do the same.
For online reinforcement, Just like me: Rose, Kaneisha and Sammy will give your child practice at:
- identifying and comparing favourite things.
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