Understanding simple describing words (adjectives) in sentences


Why is this important?

Adjectives are describing words that tell us a bit more about the object or
item referred to (e.g. ‘wet hands’, ‘dirty shoes’).

What to do

  • Gather together some pairs of pictures. One of the pictures should show the item in a different state (e.g. ‘dirty’, ‘happy’, ‘wet’, ‘broken’, ‘big’). The other picture should show the object in its ‘normal’ state.
  • Put out two pairs (e.g. ‘happy’ girl and ‘normal’ girl; ‘broken’ cup and ‘normal’ cup).
  • Ask the child to point to ‘broken cup’.
  • If this is successful, move onto other picture sets.