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.

Go online

For online reinforcement, Just like me: Rose, Kaneisha and Sammy will give your child practice at:

  • identifying and comparing favourite things.

We’ve adapted this content from Learning Potential. You can find the original article here. Check out more of their full range of practical support, tools and tips here.

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