Show and tell is a simple activity to build classroom community while providing practice for speaking and listening.
It is the practice of showing something to an audience and describing it to them, usually a toy or other children’s-oriented item.
For example, a child will bring an item from home and will explain to the class why they chose that particular item, where they got it, and other relevant information.
Since we have been online, we have chosen Fridays to practice show and tell virtually. The children have been waiting enthusiastically for this day and they have been showing so much self confidence and trust during this activity.
Remember that the purpose of this activity is for children to get the chance to know each other and increase trust. It sets the stage for children to become comfortable when speaking in public. After all, show and tell helps students with planning their presentation, public speaking, using different types of vocabulary and descriptive language, and fielding questions from their classmates.
(In the pictures, Tracy A. KG2B with her “Elsa” doll and dressed up us “Elsa” from the movie “Frozen” and Michael E. KG2B with his camera)