27 September (Friday), 2013
For Average Learners:
1. Set your criteria.
Do you want your child to sort by size? by colour?
Give clear and specific instructions: “Could you put the smallest ones into the
2. Scaffold the child’s learning. If the child still cannot do it give the child further
prompt: “Can you put the largest ones into this basket. Then, “Can you put
the smallest ones into another basket?” This is known as differentiated
3. Role Modelling
Seek child’s peer to show how to sort.
4. Comparison. Offer manipulatives or objects which the child can easily
perceive. Example: Give the child green and red apples as an initial sorting
For advance learners:
1. Let children set their own criteria for the things they want to sort.