Here’s a language learning game that helps children understand how objects are related.
Materials: Handy household and clothing items which have something in common (such as their use) but which also have basic differences:
tissue – handkerchief
pen – pencil
comb – brush
fork – spoon
shoe – boot
glove – mitten
glass – cup
paper clip – rubber band
Select one item and ask a child to: “Find the one that goes with this.”
When she makes a selection, you can ask “How are the items alike?” and “How are they different?’
You can add or subtract items, or increase the difficulty by making the similarities a bit harder to understand. Thinking and reasoning is definitely required.