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Learning the Parts of the House in Tagalog

Learning the Parts of the House (in Tagalog)

“Bahay” Printable:

This 8-page printable introduces different parts of the house. It includes:

  • Picture vocabulary cards (with English/Tagalog vocabulary)
  • Blank vocabulary cards to practice writing the word in Tagalog
  • Activities for your child to draw and color an illustration of your house. Reinforce the vocabulary by talking about the parts of his/her drawing using the Tagalog words
  • Tagalog labels to cut out and label the applicable parts of your house. Seeing the vocabulary words regularly in clearly visible locations helps your child retain the vocabulary more.

Games to reinforce the vocabulary:

  • Matching Game: To play, cut out the vocabulary cards first. Then, set them in a pile in front of you. Stand in a central part of your home. Then take one vocabulary card at a time, walk, hop, or run to bring that vocabulary card to the spot that matches what is listed on the vocabulary card.
  • “Nasaan si?” or “Nasaan ang?”: This next game is helpful to do after the Matching Game and/or after the child has had practice learning the various parts of the house.). In Tagalog, we say, “Nasaan si …” to ask “Where is ….?” when asking where a person is. In Tagalog, we ask “Nasaan ang …?” to ask where an object is. Have your child choose a toy, such as a stuffed animal, character figure. Then hide the toy around the house. Teach your child to say, “Nasaan si … (insert character’s/toy’s name)?” Then you respond with, “Na sa ….(insert the Tagalog vocabulary word for the location).”
    • Example: I hid my daughter’s Elsa toy in the kitchen. My daughter asks, “Mommy, nasaan si Elsa?” I can respond with, “Na sa kusina.” (“She’s in the kitchen”). She then runs over to find Elsa in the kitchen.
    • The game can also be reversed and the child can hide the toy and ask the question to practice asking “Where is …” in Tagalog. Example: My son hides his firetruck on the sofa. “Nasaan ang firetruck?” The response can be, “Na sa sopa.”

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