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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Clown, Town, Crown: Learning About Nouns

Small children learn vocabulary and sentence construction by listening, but they have no idea about the correct usage of words.

As they study grammar, children will learn about parts of speech. Although formal grammatical instruction doesn't usually begin until Kindergarten, preschoolers can start learning about the most basic parts of speech: nouns, verbs and adjectives.

Let's start with NOUNS.  A noun is a word that names a person, place, or thing.

Begin the subject of nouns by asking your preschooler three questions.
  • Do you know what a person is?
  • Do you know what a place is?
  • Do you know what a thing is?
If they can't answer these questions, then give them examples. Name things that are in the room and help them categorize into persons, places, or things

I've created the activity sheet below to help you teach your child about nouns. In future posts  I'll provide you with activity sheets for verbs and adjectives, and then we'll start making  sentences using these simple parts of speech.

To Print: Double click on the sheet to open it. Then right click and choose Print Picture

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