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At Home Activities For Pronoun Use

Pronoun Use

Here are a few simple at-home activities to encourage the correct use of the pronouns “he”, “she”, and “they”:

  • When reading a book or watching TV, talk about what the characters are doing using “he”, “she”, and “they”
  • Cut out or photocopy pictures from magazines and make up your own story about what “he”, “she”, and “they” are doing
  • Look at photographs of family members and friends and talk about what they are doing, suing the pronouns “he”, “she”, and “they”
    (for example, “that was on Grandma’s birthday. She was eating cake!”)
  • Use dolls, puppets, or Lego figures to tell a story and describe the characters and their actions using pronouns
    (for example, “He is a sailor. She is a pirate. They are on a boat.”)
  • Draw pictures and talk about what the people you draw look like
    (for example, “He is wearing blue shorts and she is wearing a red shirt.”)
  • When you’re out for a walk or at a restaurant, talk about what people may be feeling or doing
    (for example, “He looks happy. She looks hungry.)

 

When your child makes an error, repeat the phrase back using the correct form:

  • When you hear: “I think him is scared.”
    You say: “I think he is scared, too.”
  • When you hear: “Her likes ice-cream.”
    You say: “I think she likes ice-cream, too.”