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"Giving Directions: What Would You Do?" Activity Scenario 1

Giving Directions

Your child is playing with a fire truck, but now it is time for dinner. You want him to put away his toy and get ready to eat.


Letter A

You say, "It's time to clean up."

This direction is okay. But, younger children can follow directions better when you are specific and they know exactly what you want them to do. Try another choice.

Letter B

You say, "Put away the fire truck."

This is a great direction! It's simple and specific. Your child will know exactly what you want him to do. Watch this clip to see another example of good directions.

Letter C

You say, "Clean up, wash your hands, and come to dinner."

This may be too many directions for younger children to follow. Give one direction at a time to help your child be successful. Try another choice.