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Spot the difference

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Spot the difference

What to do with this activity?

Spot the difference is a fun game that helps your child to concentrate, think, and learn to notice detail.

Find a Charlie & Lola spot the difference page here, and another page here (both from Words for Life). Here's another one from EverydayOK that has the answers below. Have a look at them with your child.  

At first glance the two images look the same, but if you look hard you'll spot small differences. Talk together about the pictures and give hints if your child needs a little help. 

If you have a computer printer, print out the pages and let your child draw marks where they see something different. If you don't have a printer, just expand the image on your computer or phone and look at the pictures together. 

 

 

 

  • Why am I doing this?

    One of the ways children learn is through play. A child who is playing is refining learning skills that continue to develop during childhood and beyond. "Pretend play" is important for developing your child's language skills. Children make up their own games, but playing games with others helps their concentration and social skills. Play can also help to show what children know and understand.

  • How can I do more?

    Spending time playing with your child is a great way of helping them learn. Games like "Simon says" and "One, two, three red lights" are great fun. There are lots of activities you can do like playing card games or board games when you can have a quiet time together. Your child can learn the rules by watching a dry run first. Then you can play for real. An important thing to learn is that you don't always win. It can be good for young children to win, to give them confidence but learning to lose is important too. There will be many times in life when you don't win and learning to cope with that is a good life skill you can teach your child too. 

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