Website that works on categorizing

One great way to increase vocabulary and cognitive skills in your child is to teach them association or categorization skills.  By doing so, your child will increase his/her ability to distinguish between similar or different items, and learn how to think more critically about why something belongs or why it doesn’t.  The website below allows your child to categorize items based on the place that you would usually find them.  You can name the items with your child to work on vocabulary.  Ask your child why certain items belong, and why certain items do not belong.  If your child can not answer accurately, you can help by starting a sentence and having your child fill it in.  For example, you could say:  “The pan belongs in the restaurant because the chef needs it to ___.”

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bll/nina/index.htm

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