Describing Your Name
Thechild creates an adjective in front of their first name with the same letter. Example:
I’ve Got A Name
Have the children sit in a circle. The teacher demonstrates by
saying his/her name and by clapping the name at the same time. Then one child is selected to start by saying their name and by clapping their name at the
same time. The group copies that child by saying “his/her name is _____.” Each child in the circle follows
through with their names. The coordination between saying the name and clapping the name comes from two different parts of the brain and it will help
coordinate the rhythms within the child.
Copy Cat Name
Similar to “I’ve Got A Name” except the child stands up says their name with an action like a wave or a wink. The group copies the action and says the child’s name. Each child has a turn and tries to think of a new action with their name to not copy an action already presented. The group learns names in a fun manner and the more times it is done, those classmates’ names are learned.
Make up a Story
Make up a story using on, in, under, behind, and beside. The teacher demonstrates the words to be used. Children are divided in pairs. The child on the right goes first with the story and then the child on the left follows through with the story. You can use props, too, like a chair or table....