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Understanding passive sentences
Why is this important?
Understanding more complex sentences enables children to process more complex instructions and prepares them for using sophisticated structures which convey subtle differences in meaning. The passive voice is often quite challenging in terms of children’s grammatical development because they cannot rely on word order.
What to do
Two favourite dolls such as Batman, Barbie, Bob the Builder.
Cup, play food, sponge, brush, car, ball.
‘Batman is fed a banana by Spiderman.’
‘The car is washed by Bob the Builder.’
‘Barbie’s hair is brushed by Dora'